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Can You Get Rectal Cancer From Condition Called Lichen Sclerosis
I have Lichen Sclerosis 26 years. What are the chances of Vin2 progressing to cancer after excision with clean margins?
Very low: This was a close call. Do keep up surveillance. ...Read more
Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more
Diagnosed with Lichen sclerosis what medicine can I use to get rid of it. Using clobetasol propionate not helping for 3 wks?
Persistence: You are on the right medication. You should continue to use the clobetasol (2 or 3 times daily) - if your symptoms do not improve with 4 to 6 weeks of treatment with that medication, then return to your doctor for re-evaluation. Lichen Sclerosis can progress to a squamous cell cancer. ...Read more
Possibly: Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder that occurs much more frequently in women than in men. It tends to occur most commonly when estrogen levels are low. Menopause is a time when estrogen levels decline. Fortunately, lichen sclerosus can be effectively managed using clobetasol, which is a steroid ointment. It is used sparingly during flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?
Lichen Sclerosis : Ls&a (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) is generally treated in the short run using high potency topical steroids such as clobetasol ointment. Protopic ointment is often used as an alternative to topical steroids for long term management. Consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and for further management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Longstanding lichen sclerosis -get frequent atypical yeast infections only responds to oral fluconazole/returns 3-4 weeks after i stop meds. Why?
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
My first degree cousin has LYNCH syndrome at age 28 as well as rectal cancer. What is the blood test called to find if i have this gene?
DNA test: The easiest and fastest way is to determine whether you have the gene is to ask if your cousin will share the results of his DNA testing for Lynch syndrome. The molecular lab will then test for that mutation only, rather than all the different mutations which can cause the disorder. ...Read more
Lichen sclerosus appears as itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin usually involving the external genitalia and perianal areas, but occasionally seen on the breasts or elsewhere. Most common in postmenopausal women, occasionally seen children and men. Untreated ls can cause permanent scarring so proper diagnosis ...Read more
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