Güncel Patoloji Dergisi 2019, Cilt 3, Sayı 1
Recent Changes in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Staging
Pelin YILDIZ 1
1 Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
DOI : 10.5146/jcpath.2019.36 Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas are the second most common cause of non-melanoma skin cancers in the United States. Although it has relatively low mortality rate, it is a local aggressive tumor with a potential of metastasis. TNM-T (Tumor), N (Lymph Node), M (Metastasis) - staging system defines the anatomical extent of malignant tumors and is still the most important prognostic factor. This staging system is recognized by the AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer), and updated over time, depending on the characteristics of the tumor, its diagnosis and treatment. Finally, this staging system was revised and AJCC 8th edition was published in 2017. From January 2018, this system has been used in the reporting of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma as well as other malignant tumors. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cutaneous, Squamous cell carcinoma, New, Classification