If a squamous cell carcinoma that was removed 4.5 years ago had spread, would I know by now?
Maybe this is a silly question. I had a relatively small cutaneous horn on the top of my ear for a few months (smaller diameter than a pencil) and the dermatologist removed it. He had it biopsied at my request and a few weeks later I got a call saying it was squamous cell carcinoma. But that was it. I didnt know at the time to ask about staging. All I asked was what if it spread? He said it doesn’t. I know that it can and I’m wondering would I know by now if it had spread? I’ve been back several times and has removed several actinic keratosis but never seems concerned about the SCC I had. Would his office still have a record of what it was staged at?