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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Anaplastic Carcinoma

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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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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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What causes mucoepidermiod carcinoma?

What causes mucoepidermiod carcinoma?

Bad luck: All cancers arise from accumulated mutations on clones-within-clones of cells. Mucoepidermoid carcinomas are fairly common wherever there are big or small salivary glands, and some places where there are other glands that can mimic the pattern. There are no clear environmental or behavioral risk factors. ...Read more

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What causes rectosigmoid carcinoma? Can it be healed?

What causes rectosigmoid carcinoma? Can it be healed?

Diet possibly: There are many possible causes of colon cancer. the rectosigmoid is the distal part of the colon. diets high in red meat and animal fats can cause it. Also certain genetic mutations can cause it too. It is usually treated with surgery, in more advanced forms chemotherapy and radiation are also used. ...Read more

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What is anaplastic metastic carcinoma of the liver?

What is anaplastic metastic carcinoma of the liver?

Poorly defined CA: Anaplastic is a pathology term to describe how the cells look under the microscope. It generally means theres no discernible pattern (generally not a good thing) metastatic means it has spread beyond its initial location. Liver means thats where it started. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

Metaplastic cancer: A metaplastic cancer is a poorly differentiated carcinoma that looks like a different type of malignancy which is called a sarcoma. The tumors are treated like a carcinoma and not a sarcoma. The causes are the same as for the cancers that they originated from. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

Kidney cancer: When I see this type of cancer, one of the common sources is the kidney. This typically takes an aggressive course. If a biopsy shows this, the patient needs a CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

None are common: The vast majority of thymic carcinomas of all sorts "just happen", without any identifiable risk factors. Genetic mutation is a lottery over the lifetime, and some folks are lucky enough to escape all cancers through old age, but others may end up with an unusual one such as thymic carcinoma. Some of them are very curable while others are tough; i wish you luck. ...Read more

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What is bronchogenic carcinoma? What causes it?

What is bronchogenic carcinoma? What causes it?

Lung Cancer: That is another name for lung cancer. There are many types of lung cancer, including squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and metastatic carcinoma (spread from other areas of the body). There are many things that increase risk, especially smoking. Here is a website you can explore. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/index ...Read more

Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more