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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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Gastric mucosa showing inflammation, ulceration & high-grade glandular dysplasia?

Gastric mucosa showing inflammation, ulceration & high-grade glandular dysplasia?

Chronic gastritis: The objective findings you describe suggest chronic gastritis. There are many possible causes of this, including hyperacidity, infection with h. Pylori, loss of stomach acid production, or even underlying cancer.. It would be a good idea to try to find out what is causing this and doing something to correct it if possible, . ...Read more

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Invasive non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tongue showing nests of malignant squamous cells grade 3 prognosis?

Invasive non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tongue showing nests of malignant squamous cells grade 3 prognosis?

Can be cured: If no nodes palpable and lesion localized, RT chemo can reduce size and position site for curative resection. Partial glossectomy after initial therapy. If larger and not responsive to chemo, Ive used hight dose MTX with citrovorum factor over 12 hrs. Most effective in presence of nodal disease Basic chemo is Platinum/Taxol + RT ...Read more

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Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. What does this means.?

Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma.  What does this means.?

Needs treatment: Means you have cancer of oral cavity ( buccal mucosa ) from your description appear to be localised you will have good prognosis needs further work up for staging &care , by surgical excision for localized small area, or chemo radiation , discuss with your physicians and please do not delay . Good luck. ...Read more

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Basal cell carcinoma multifocal superficial?

Excision: This type of basal cell needs excision with a 3-5 mm margin. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

No: Sk's are nonmalignant tumors, nor are they premalignant. They often grow on sun damaged skin, so they often show up in the same areas which are at risk for skin cancers. Sk's require no treatment. See a md for eval & diagnosis. ...Read more

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Superficial fragments of oesophagel mucosa lined by stratified squamous epithelium showing mild acanthosis and papillomatosis. Please explain?

Fancy med talk: I just looked up in a medical dictionary: acanthosis means a thickening of a layer of the mucosa of the esophagus. This can be seen with chronic inflammation ( like with reflux disease). The word papillomatosis refers to papilla or projection of tissue sticking out. This can occur if there is chronic injury to the tissue and regeneration. Please ask your GI doctor to take the time to review this. ...Read more

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What is the difference between: basal cell carcinoma epithelioma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

Skin cancer: The difference between basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma has to do with how the skin cancer cells appear under the microscope as well as how they behave. Therefore it is important that they be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible by a healthcare professional who specializes in this area. ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Biopsy:Cervical squamous mucosa w/ reactive epithelial changes and hyperkeratosis.Endocerv. curetting:benign endocerv. tissue.Can you help understand?

Biopsy:Cervical squamous mucosa w/ reactive epithelial changes and hyperkeratosis.Endocerv. curetting:benign endocerv. tissue.Can you help understand?

Doctor Speak: There is nothing scary in those results. "Benign endocervical tissue" means there is normal, non-cancerous tissue from the endocervix. "Cervical Squamous mucosa" is simply normal skin from the outer cervix. "Reactive epithelial changes" mean that they see evidence of a reaction by the skin to irritation or injury. Hyperkeratosis is an increased amount of keratin in the skin. ...Read more

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Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Skin cancer: Nodular cancers can be pigmented or non pigmented. If pigmented- will need urgent attention as your doctor will need to rule out melanoma as they can be aggressive. Non pigmented still need to be seen as melanomas can be non pigmented in about 25% cases. Basal cell cancer and sq cell CA usually will resent with non healing lesions and then can ulcerate. See your doctor as they may be symptomless. ...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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Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

No: The description you provided is not consistent with a diagnosis of carcinoma. It is more consistent with changes due to chronic inflammation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Not yet: Hyperplasia is a lot of benign cells that are not yet malignant. Metaplasia is transformation of one benign cell type into another benign cell type. "dysplasia" or "atypical hyperplasia" would be a warning of premalignancy. The chronic inflammatory cells are not cancer. This is a benign biopsy -- either no cancer or it was not at the biopsy site. Please follow up as appropriate. ...Read more

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Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction  nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Sounds benign: This description sounds like a benign mole or what a pathologist would call a junctional nevus. There should be a final diagnosis on the report in addition to the description. Doesn't sound worrisome or atypical to me. ...Read more

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What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

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What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

Normal tissue: The vulva ( the entrance to the vagina) is covered with a type of tissue of squamous cells. No dysplasia means that there are no changes there that might indicates something of concern like cancer ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more