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A 34-year-old female asked:

What is the squamous cell carcinoma keratinizing meaning? and is that danger or not?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Squamous cell: Depends on the location. On the skin, a squamous cell carcinoma is usually easily treated by excision. A squamous cell of the lung or of the head and neck is a totally different animal and very very serious.
Dr. James Davie
Dr. James Davie commented
Pathology 23 years experience
Keratinizing squamous cell carcinomas are often less aggressive than non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinomas in regards to tendency to metastasize or spread. They are usually easier to treat, as well....especially in skin. So, in this case, 'keratinizing' is a good thing to have.
May 13, 2014

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A 70-year-old male asked:

What is the mean of keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tonguetongue.and what type of cancer is?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Its cancer of the To: This report indicates the diagnosis of Cancer of the tongue. Keratinizing squamous cell is a type of cell that cover the tongue and our skin all over the body. This person likely has been told that he/she has Cancer of the mouth(Tongue)
Dr. Evan Allen
Dr. Evan Allen commented
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Should see a radiation oncologist and an otolarygnologist or oral surgeon.
Apr 24, 2015

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