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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is a good: report, and seems to be negative for any malignancy or premalignancy, as it reads. Very important that you discuss your findings with your doctor to b ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Good point: The biopsy needle took a sample from the area of abnormal cells, and also took a sample from an area with normal cells. An excisional biopsy may help ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience in General Surgery
Skin cancer?: Squamous cell carcinoma is very uncommon in the breast--was this a skin mass? The vast majority of breast cancers are adenocarcinomas, or cancers s ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Wu
Dr. Bryan Wu answered
19 years experience in Pathology
Depends on grade: The level of chromosomal aberrations in infiltrating ductal carcinoma is correlated with the grade of the cancer cells. "grade" means the microscopic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Skin cancer: The difference between basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma has to do with how the skin cancer cells appear under the microscop ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Small cell. all else: Small cell cancer of the lung is a specific kind of cancer that has uniform, small cells. Non small cell cancer is the term for all other cancers tha ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Non-healing ulcer: Basal cell carcinoma may present as an indolent, non-healing ulcer with spread to contiguous tissues. There may be nodules, pigment changes, bleeding ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Breast metastasis: Metastatic carcinoma of the breast. Adenocarcinoma most likely.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Staging: Breast cancer staging is described as t (tumor size), n (lymph node metastases) and m (metastases to sites like bone, lung, etc). In a simplified shor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
44 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Different origins: Skin cancers are named for the type of skin cell that they develop from. A basal cell is generally a less dangerous tumor unless it is near an openin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Skin cancer: An inverted papilloma is a kind of skin tumor in which the abnormal epithelium grows down and in instead of out on the surface. Dysplasia means some ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Limited: Most with this diagnosis have less than 2 years of survival, unless found when small and peripheral so it can be removed!
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A member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Can be cured: If no nodes palpable and lesion localized, RT chemo can reduce size and position site for curative resection. Partial glossectomy after initial thera ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Differentiated: The pathology report will desribe well, moderate or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated is less advanced. It will also describe depth on invasi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Skin: These cells form our skin and other "barrier" tissues. Specifically the palms and soles are great examples!
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Metastatic brain ca: Poor prognosis. 6-8 months or less especially if more than one.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No.: Stage iva head and neck cancer is usually curable. If it is confined to the primary site (example base of tongue) and spread only to neck lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It is rare, and when it is truly primary rather than having spread from the ear or metastasized from the lung, it has begun in a dermoid cyst in a per ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Premalignant: An inverted papilloma is a tumor in which surface epithelial cells grow downward into the underlying supportive tissue. It may occur in the nose and/o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
3 skin cancers: These are the three most common cancers to arise in skin. Basal cell carcinoma will kill only by invading a deep structure such as the brain. Squamou ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
The survival for: All lung cancer is about 14%. A useless figure. You need to know size, nodal involvement, resectability. The percentage rises as you select. But it st ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
None: Atypical hyperplasia is not a precancerous condition--it does not turn into cancer in any patient. However, people who have atypical hyperplasia have ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Very much so: Basaloid. Your dad is seriously sick. I hope that treatment is successful and I am glad you are there for him.
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