Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma
The most common form of treatment is that the tumor is cut away by a good margin with the help of a scalpel. The excised piece of skin is always sent for microscopic analysis to all to ensure that the entire tumor is gone. In squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, it may be difficult to cut out the tumors. It can then be a need for complex reconstructive plastic surgery as it is often not possible to cut away the entire tumor with adequate margin otherwise.
The prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma is good, metastasis occurs fast after a long time, almost all be cured when treated in time. However, there is a risk that a new squamous cell appears on a new area of skin.
To reduce the risk of recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of sun exposure should be avoided. Avoiding sun exposure is important because skivepitel cancer occurred on sun-damaged skin and it is therefore prudent not to expose the skin to more sunlight.