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A 24-year-old male asked:

Got a mucus cytology test and i got confused. no malignancy as outcome but ''specimen is heavily admixed with saliva and squamous cells from the upper resp. tract.'' is squamous dangerous? i tested for resp. stuff but worried about skin cancer now ;(

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: It has to do with the quality of specimen as normal squamous cells are collected from the oral cavity.
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