“Overcoming Stage 4 Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Triumph in Care at SCEH”

In May 2019, a 68-year-old female patient sought our care for a rapidly growing lesion on the right side of her lower lip, which had persisted for three months. Subsequent biopsy results revealed it to be squamous cell carcinoma, clinically classified as a stage 4 tumor. To address this advanced condition, our medical team performed an extensive surgical procedure. This included wide local excision of the tumor, removal of the affected segment of the mandible, bilateral neck dissection (as the disease extended beyond the midline), and reconstruction using a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.

Pathological staging confirmed pt4n0m0. Given the advanced stage, the patient received adjuvant treatment in the form of radiotherapy. Today, we are proud to report that the patient has successfully overcome this challenging diagnosis and is now cancer-free. Her story exemplifies the exceptional care and successful outcomes achieved at SCEH

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