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Simple Cell Carcinoma
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
TCC: TCC is a malignancy which arises from the lining cells of the bladder or ureters. Its also know as urothelial carcinoma. TCC is most commonly found in the bladder and usually discovered about seeing blood in the urine. Once biopsied a pathologist will determine grade and depth of invasion. Both will determine treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection.
Squamous: It's easy to misspell. I'll bet you'll have no trouble finding information now that you have the name correct..
Yes: It may be curable but you will need and extensive work up and close follow up with your otolaryngology surgeon (ent). Depending on the extent of cancer treatment may consist of any combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Maintaining your nutrition and mental health during this time would be very important as well.See 3 more doctor answers
Confined to chest: Or limited disease, there is a hance of cure. If presenting with metastasis, there is a chance of surviving well for many, but few make it beyond 2 years. Small cells can occur at other organs. You need to see a medical and a radiation oncology doctor while your work up proceeds. (head mr, bone scan, chest/abd ct + contrast thru adrenals).
Deadly: Neglect it and it will kill you by spreading throughout your body. That's the facts. If it has been excised, your chance of a permanent cure depends on the size and depth of extension of the original lesion. Your personal physician can give you this information. I hope things turn out well for you. These are uncommon and you should try to get two pathologists to sign off on the diagnosis.
It is an uncommon: Type, always associated with tobacco, characteristic cellular appearance of dominant hyperchromatic nuclei, no nucleolus, scant cytoplasm. Stains with chromogranin, synaptophysin, molecular loss of rb, over production of bcl-2. It responds to chemo, but needs XRT in limited. Goes to many organs early. Need at least chemo and XRT doc to assess.See 1 more doctor answer
Months usually: Sclc is divided into limited stage and extensive stage. The prognosis for patients with extensive stage disease is grim, with most passing away within a year or so. Patients with limited stage disease are potentially curable, but the odds are also not good. Only about 15-20% of these patients will be alive 5 years after diagnosis.
Yes: But, unfortunately, it does happen in people who refuse to protect their skin from the sun.See 2 more doctor answers
Usually this: Term refers to a smoking induced lung cancer, and teh cellular architecture is "lymphocyte like" small, filled with 'salt and pepper' nuclei, lacking nucleoli. The chromatin is fragile, crushes and streaks, but moulds like a knuckle into a ping pong ball. Other organs have generally unusual and bad cell types called small cell; the medium and large do not work here.See 1 more doctor answer
Do carcinoma cells target the most healthy cells or they would prefer to invade weak cells for instance diseased ones?
Neither: Different tumors tend to invade different tissues and organs and the reason for such distribution is not known. See this site for more info. Http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic.
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.
Doubt it: See a surgeon and if concerned have them do an incisional bx of your keloid.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies with stage: Fortunately many renal cell carcinomas are now being diagnosed at an early stage (when the tumor is small and doesn't invade any other structures) thanks to improvements in imaging (ct scan etc). If early stage, many patients do very well after the tumor is removed. However, as the stage of the tumor increases, the risk of the cancer behaving aggressively increases. So stage helps to predict.
Non Small cell ca: Is the most common type of lung cancer, another type is small cell ca (which is more aggressive). Both are challenging to diagnose at an early stage. Please consult with your oncologist for prompt diagnosis, and treatment options. Good luck.