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How to detect metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 in Cancer
Question: My father has Squamous Cell Carcinoma a very serious case of it because he elected no treatment. He's 82 yrs old with other issues. So it started on the top of his head and has spread to other areas of the scalp, face and his hands. Does this mean it has metastasized and has gone through a lymph node?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it has metastasized

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern.
Yes it has metastasized probably through lymph nodes and blood stream.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 20 hours later
So is there an estimate as to how long someone would have left to live once it has gone this far? I can also tell you that you now can see the bone of his skull on the top of his head. It's small but it's there. I realize no one has the golden card but I'm trying to prepare things.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
6 months to 1 and a half year

Detailed Answer:
I can’t tell you about the exact time someone with metastasized squamous cell carcinoma can live but the survival is usually between 6 months to 1 or 1and a half year.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 14 hours later
Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
All the best!!
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