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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 to do if I have just found that I have bronchiolveolar carcinoma?

What to do if I have just found that I have bronchiolveolar carcinoma?

Consider Rx: Of the common lung cancers, this is the one most likely to be cured surgically, and even if this is not possible, there are often good responses to today's new medications. If you are a smoker, please stop now -- tobacco may be one factor that keeps these things aggressive. ...Read more

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Whats a primary carcinoma?

Whats a primary carcinoma?

See below: Primary cancer means the cancer arises from the organ or tissue primarily but not a spread from elsewhere. Example, primary brain cancer means the brain cells go abnormal and become cancerous whereas secondary brain cancer means cancer cells from elsewhere spread to the brain eg lung cancer spreading to brain. ...Read more

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What is carcinoma and lymphoma?

What is carcinoma and lymphoma?

Different cancers: Lymphomas are cancer derived from white cells called lymphocytes, and they typically (but not always) involved lymph glands. Carcinomas are cancers derived from glands (breast, prostate) or lining of organs (skin, throat, colon, lung, ovaries, stomach, uterus, mouth, kidney and bladder). They have different behaviors, treatments and prognoses. ...Read more

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How serious is a basil carcinoma?

How serious is a basil carcinoma?

O K if treated: Basal cell carcinoma of skin , locally invasive , do not spread , treating by excision surgery or one of other methods will have complete cure, don't worry get it removed ...Read more

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How does gastric carcinoma happen?

How does gastric carcinoma happen?

Several risk factors: Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. ...Read more

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Is a choroid fissure cyst dangerous?

Is a choroid fissure cyst dangerous?

Depends: Depends on size and type of cyst and whether is is growing or not changing in size. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma?

Depends: "invasive carcinoma" of what? Breast, lung, tongue, ? The symptoms depend on the tumor type and location. Cancer 1-2-3 -- 1) diagnosis, 2) staging, prognosis, 3) treatment options. Need more informotion. ...Read more

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What's the definition of stage 4 of carcinoma?

What's the definition of stage 4 of carcinoma?

In most cancers: It means that the disease has spread distant from its original source (metastases). There are exceptions, though. ...Read more

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What is the early sign of carcinoma of pancrea?

What is the early sign of carcinoma of pancrea?

Signs/symptoms...: Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage since it rarely shows early symptoms. Symptoms include abdominal pain, painless jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin), darkening of the urine, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, weight loss, and pale/grey stools. ...Read more

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Choroid (Definition)

The choroid is a vascular layer behind the retina critical in supplying nutrients and maintainance for the retina which overlies it. There is also a layer of the brain, the choroid plexus, which has ...Read more