Once metastaticsquamous neck cancer with occult primary is found, more tests
will be done to find out how far the cancer cells have spread. This is called
staging. A doctor needs to know the stage of the disease to plan treatment.
The following stages are used for metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult
Untreated metastaticsquamous neck cancer with occult primary means no
treatment has been given for the cancer except to treat symptoms.
Recurrent disease means that the cancer has come back (recurred) after it has
been treated. It may come back in the neck or in another part of the body.
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