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My Gran is 70, has lung and liver metastases from squamos oesphageal cancer what would you say is the avarage life expectency with chemo and without?

My Gran is 70, has lung and liver metastases from squamos oesphageal cancer what would you say is the avarage life expectency with chemo and without?

Fairly good treatmen: Cancer of the esophagus in a 70 year old should be treated with Chemotherapy. It can benefit about 50% of the treated folks. But the survival is short...most patients live 1 to 2 years with the treatment if it works well. Without treatment, the survival is no more than a few months (estimated at 4-6 months). ...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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Is a high grade squamous lesion cancer. I also have abnormal squamous cells. I'm waiting to get a colpos copy. ?

Is a high grade squamous lesion cancer. I also have abnormal squamous cells. I'm waiting to get a colpos copy. ?

More specific: In order to better anterior question, more information is needed. Perhaps you could approach one of the physicians in the personal message area. Be sure to describe exactly where the high-grade squamous lesion is located. It is on the skin and extremity, oriented near the anus? Are you getting a colonoscopy or a colposcopy? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Where can squamous cell cancers develop?

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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What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin?  Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

A small percent: Majority of squamous cell skin can does not spread beyond skin if recognized and treated early. Most common location of spread are the lymph nodes ...Read more

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Can squamous cell cancer be cured?

Can squamous cell cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends on the site of the cancer and stage of cancer. Squamous cell cancers of the skin are usually curable, but if in the lung, it is a much more lethal tumor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of squamous cell cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of squamous cell cancer?

Squamous cell cancer: It depends on the location of the body, skin, intraoral, anus etc. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get squamous cell cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get squamous cell cancer, or is it unusual?

Many cases: Squamous cancer is a skin and epithelial malignancy with metastatic potential. It is associated with sun exposure, the edges of burns, and smoking. It is rather chemo resistant and is usually treated with surgery and radiation. It can be nasty and lethal so if you suspect a lesion, get it seen quickly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: squamous cell cancer?

What is the definition or description of: squamous cell cancer?

"Scaly": 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 us define these entities. ...Read more

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Help please? What is end stage squamous cell cancer of the face?

Help please? What is end stage squamous cell cancer of the face?

Hard to answer: This is hard to answer because of limited info. There is no head and neck cancer that is referred to as "end stage." also, it's unclear what you mean by face. Squamous cell cancer can involve the skin of the face or mouth/sinus and extend into the face. ...Read more