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Do carcinoma cells target the most healthy cells or they would prefer to invade weak cells for instance diseased ones?

Do carcinoma cells target the most healthy cells or they would prefer to invade weak cells for instance diseased ones?

Neither: Different tumors tend to invade different tissues and organs and the reason for such distribution is not known. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck.is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.

My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck.is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.

Dose is tailored: platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on your dad's kidney function, and overall status, dose of the medication can be adjusted. Sister drug to cisplatin is carboplatin and sometimes used. Erbitux is a new alternative, different side effects, not as effective. ...Read more

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What are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

What are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

Types of cancer: Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from the melanocytes. It often travels to distant locations in the body and is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body, but will recur locally if not treated appropriately. Squamous cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Where to find more information on squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

Where to find more information on squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

Skin cancer: This question really cannot be answered in this setting. You should go on the computer and you can read all about these three types of skin cancers, . ...Read more

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Does badal cell carcinoma itch?

Does badal cell carcinoma itch?

Yes it can: Usually slow growth, painless, may fell rough or like a bump. Pearly pink surface. With growth can ulcerate & bleed & itch. See derm please. ...Read more

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What causes squarmis cell carcinoma?

What causes squarmis cell carcinoma?

Depends on location: The most common form of squamous cell carcinoma (scc) occurs on skin, with sun damage being the leading cause. Scc can also occur in the esophagus, lung, oral cavity, and anal canal. Prolonged exposure to irritants such as smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to increased risk of scc in the lung and oral cavity. A certain type of virus (human papillomavirus) can also increase the risk of scc. ...Read more

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What is transitional cell carcinoma?

What is transitional cell carcinoma?

TCC: TCC is a malignancy which arises from the lining cells of the bladder or ureters. Its also know as urothelial carcinoma. TCC is most commonly found in the bladder and usually discovered about seeing blood in the urine. Once biopsied a pathologist will determine grade and depth of invasion. Both will determine treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information about faquamous cell carcinoma?

Could you give me some information about faquamous cell carcinoma?

Squamous: It's easy to misspell. I'll bet you'll have no trouble finding information now that you have the name correct.. ...Read more