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Is a squamous cell something that forms squamous cell carcinoma?

Is a squamous cell something that forms squamous cell carcinoma?

Not necessarily: Squamous cells are normal constituents of skin and some of the other linings, e.g., vagina. Squamous cells per se do not give rise to any cancer. Some cancer have squamous cell features. ...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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Is squamous cell carcinoma keratoacanthoma variant deadly?

Is squamous cell carcinoma keratoacanthoma variant deadly?

Not really: Not necessarily. It could appear suddenly and grow rapidly. But then it will reach a certain size then it will stop growing, and then regress weeks to months later. As long as it is contained, localized in the skin- surgical resection will take care of that . However if it has metastasized ( which is not common ) -then it will give you problem. ...Read more

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Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Small cell was: Distinguised because there is almost never a role for surgery, and always a role for chemotherapy. Non-small cell prior to 1980 never had chemotherapy. Both are caused by smoking sclc 100%; /nsclc 90-95%. Nsclc just in lung usually treated with surgery. Any + node gets chemo. If mediastinal nodes are positive, standard is chemo/xrt. Get more than 1 opinion before starting treatment if yo have ? ...Read more

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How rare is merkel cell cancer?

How rare is merkel cell cancer?

Pretty rare: During a given year, maybe one person in 250, 000 in the usa gets a merkel cell cancer. The highest risk is in very old white people, with 3 in 100, 000 per year. ...Read more

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Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Not inherited: Merkel cell carcinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor of the skin, is not inherited. The majority of these tumors in fact seem to be associated with a virus (merkel cell polyomavirus). ...Read more

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Where can squamous cell cancers develop?

Skin & other sites.: Squamous refers to the type of cancer as determined by microscopic appearance. They are common in the skin. The other sites are often smoking related and include head and neck, lung, esophagus and anus. Other sites also are rarely seen. ...Read more

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Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?

Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?

Genetic component?: There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known. Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty. ...Read more

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What are metaplastic squamous cells?

What are metaplastic squamous cells?

May be abnormal cell: It is a term used by Pathologists to imply that your cells are somewhat deranged and not entirely normal. Sometimes this means that such cells can deteriorate further and may become cancerous. So it requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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Cervical smear test result contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background neg for NILM?

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Cervical smear test result  contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background  neg for NILM?

Nilm: Means negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy (so negative for bad things - I.e., all good). The squamous, metaplastic and neutrophil cells are all normal cells. The idea of Pap smear is to catch cervical precancer or cancer and it doesn't see either here which is great! ...Read more

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Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

ask yiour Gynecologi: The doctor who did the test can explain it better. But basically the test is looking for cancer cells which your report says you do not have at the present time. But continue to follow with annual pap tests so that this abnormalityy(minimal abnormality) resolves or gets monitored for any worsening. It is all a very slow process, not of any immediate concern but not always predictable. ...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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What is poorly differentiated squamous cell cancer?

Very malignnt.: This is a kind of squamous cancer that is poorly organized, or has no resemblance to what squamous lining should look like. It follows that this is a very serious cancer that must be treated very aggressively for any chance of a favorable outcome. ...Read more

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Mediast biopsy results: lg bulky noncaseat granulomatous nodes. Rare presumptive corynebacterium species, alpha streptoccus, epithelial cells & wbc. ?

Mediast biopsy results: lg bulky noncaseat granulomatous nodes.  Rare presumptive corynebacterium species, alpha streptoccus, epithelial cells & wbc. ?

Sarcoidosis: The bacteria you mentioned all benign skin contaminant and not because most likely of the noncaseating granuloma. Noncaseating granuloma skin happening sarcoidosis a poorly understood reactive process which can lead to shortness of breath. Other causes include fungal agents and yeast infections. A biopsy would be important. ...Read more

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Could teenagers have renal cell carcinoma?

Could teenagers have renal cell carcinoma?

Yes: It's not common. If it does appear, it raises suspicion for a hereditary predisposition (von hippel - lindau, others). There are a few pediatric kidney cancers that mimic common renal cell carcinoma clinically but are distinct pathologic entities. ...Read more