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Doctor insights on: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

Depends: This is not as straight forward a question as it seems. If there is surgical removal of the cancer, no metastatic disease and no involved lymph nodes then there may be a surgical cure. If there is extensive disease other treatment s can sometimes be used such as radiation or chemotherapy in addition to surgery with varying success. ...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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Squamous cell carcinoma esophageal cancer prsently spreaded in wind pipe 25mm distance of heart the tumer growth is 11cm is now any chnces of cure.?

Squamous cell carcinoma esophageal cancer prsently spreaded in wind pipe 25mm distance of heart the tumer growth is 11cm is now any chnces of cure.?

Small/don't give up.: At this point, it has spread past the esophageal area/boundary. This is likely to be treated with multiple therapy, like surgery, radiation, and chemotx.. Surgery may help a lot in the case of squamous cell ca., especially if done after chemotx.. I have to say that the 5 year survival of these cases is likely < 5% due to their advanced stage, but depending on the pt., try b/c you never know. ...Read more

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What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

Differentiated: The pathology report will desribe well, moderate or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated is less advanced. It will also describe depth on invasion and whether nerves are involved. An evaluation of lymph nodes is done to confirm squamous cell is localized to skin. In advanced cases it will have spread requiring surgery followed by radiation, and possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How risky is squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil?

How risky is squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil?

Depends: Early stage tonsil cancer due to hpv has a relatively good prognosis. Advanced cancer due to smoking, and alcohol has worse outcome. See this site for more information on oral cancers. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/oropharyngeal/healthprofessional. ...Read more

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What does squamous cell carcinoma on the nose look like?

What does squamous cell carcinoma on the nose look like?

Non healing: Red ulcer, may be painful, does not have to be. Tends to grow outward radially and burrow deeper. Do not delay. See plastic or derm surgeon. ...Read more

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Can cyberknife surgery be used for squamous cell carcinoma?

Can cyberknife surgery be used for squamous cell carcinoma?

Cyberknife is: Not surgery, not a knife..It is a linear accelerator placed on a robotic arm to deliver stereotactic radiotherapy in high but very accurate arcs or beams to ablate anatomic abnormalities. It does not care about cell type. You need to discuss if it is appropriate for your sq ca; what the alternatives are; adverse effects; cost; who pays. ...Read more

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Is there a defiinite cure for stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma?

Is there a defiinite cure for stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma?

Need clarification: Stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma of ----? What organ? What kind of cancer ? Cervical? Head and neck cancer? Esophageal cancer? Lung cancer? Anal cancer? ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?

It depends: A low-grade squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth metastatic to one neck lymph node may get a cure. A low-grade lung cancer with bone metastases may kill in a few days by causing pneumonia, or be compatible with a few years' survival. In real life, no physician says, "you have thus-and-so long to live". I hope that you will cherish each day of life that you are given, living richly & loving well. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ebner
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Squamous Cell Cancer (Definition)

By definition, these mimic the squamous epithelial surfaces of the body that provide protection. Keratin pearls, prominent desmosomes, apoptosis of individual cells, staining for the distinctive molecules in these surfaces all help ...Read more


Squamous Cell (Definition)

Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and ...Read more