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what is squamous cell carcinoma like?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on site: Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are usually slow growing and metastasize only infrequently. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lung are lethal and a majority of the patients are dead within a year. Squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus, cervix, oro-pharynx etc fall in between.
Answered on May 7, 2018
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The description is: The way cells look under the microscope, like 'tiles'. What it is "like" depends on where it arises: from skin, from cervix, from lung, from esophagus. Skin is very common: it can be a non-heainin, enlarging oozing sore.
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

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