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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?
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
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
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
What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?
Squamous cell cancer: It depends on the location of the body, skin, intraoral, anus etc. ...Read more
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
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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