Is chemotherapy necessary for treating metastatic squimas cell carcinoma?
Chemoradiation is optimal.
It appears that you had squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lower limb and now it has metastasized to the lymph node of the groin.
This has been removed surgically.
In this scenario, radiotherapy is definitely required. Chemotherapy is less clearly defined but is used in most cases to enhance the control rate.
Usually it is cisplatin with or without fluorouracil/capecitabine.
Most of the time it is well tolerated. Erbitux is not approved in this setting, so I would not consider that.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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