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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Rectal Cancer From Condition Called Lichen Sclerosis

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is Nucala safe to use in someone with 2 occurrences of VIN3 in12 month secondary to 27 yr history of lichen sclerosis? Could it exacerbate VIN/cancer?

Is Nucala safe to use in someone with 2 occurrences of VIN3 in12 month secondary to 27 yr history of lichen sclerosis? Could it exacerbate VIN/cancer?

Safe: This product reduces eosinophils. This is not known to exacerbate any malignancy. Once was 1 too many times to go through allergy testing. This is seldom useful for asthma. Stay away from smoke and cats. Be sure you use your inhalers correctly. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

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 more

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I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

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 more

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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

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I'm diagnosed with lichen sclerosis about six years ago. Is there any cure for this condition?

Yes: Topical clobetasol is very effective. Since you have had it so long, you should be checked for squamous cell carcinoma in this area. See a gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

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