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Squamous Cell (Overview)

Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and do not respect boundaries.


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What is the definition or description of: squamous cell?

What is the definition or description of: squamous cell?

Squamous: Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and do not respect boundaries. ...Read more

Squamous Cell (Overview)

Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and do not respect boundaries.


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How can they tell if squamous cell carcenoma has spread?

How can they tell if squamous cell carcenoma has spread?

Depends: It depends on what organ is involved with this cancer. Surveillance ct or pet/ct may be able to show if the cancer has spread. ...Read more

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Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Skin: These cells form our skin and other "barrier" tissues. Specifically the palms and soles are great examples! ...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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Can squamous cell of the scalp be treated?

Yes: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is typically treated with surgery. Radiation is used in some cases. The reconstruction depends on the location, size, and depth of the skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common for several squamous cell skin spots to show up at the same time?

Squamous cell cancer: It is not impossible for squamous cell cancers to show up in "bunches." some chemotherapeutic medications that can trigger these. Early exposure to radiation (x-ray treatments for acne, for example) or excessive sun exposure to an area of the skin. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I have a bcc but I'm worried it could be a squamous cell?

Get it removed: Only sure way to differentiate if it is locally invasive basal cell carcinoma with no potential to metastasize versus lethal squamous cell carcinoma is by excision biopsy. Pathologist will easily distinguish one from the other, as clinical examination is not that accurate. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is squamous cell carcinoma like?

What is squamous cell carcinoma like?

Depends on site: Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are usually slow growing and metastasize only infrequently. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lung are lethal and a majority of the patients are dead within a year. Squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus, cervix, oro-pharynx etc fall in between. ...Read more

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What is vasive squamous cell carcinoma?

What is vasive squamous cell carcinoma?

"Invasive" - deeper: Skin squamous cell carcinoma (scc) often goes through stages of evolution on its way to becoming "invasive" and eventually metastasizing. It may begin as an area of sun damage or pre-cancer (actinic keratosis) and worsen to become a superficial scc that does not yet invade deeper (scc in situ). Eventually, the scc will start to go deeper and become "invasive", then metastasize if left unchecked. ...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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Is squamous cell cancer considered a disability for social security?

Is squamous cell cancer considered a disability for social security?

Unlikely: I see patients with squamous cell carcinoma everyday. I've never seen it be disabling. ...Read more

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How can I tell if squamous cell cancer a disability for social security?

How can I tell if squamous cell cancer a disability for social security?

Mets or not: A superficial squamous Ca of skin which can be resected and free of any nodal metastasis, the most common form of lesion does not entitle anyone to govt. Support.
When the lesion is in the viscera, that is bronchial Ca with nodal involvement or evidence of metastatic squamous of cervix and pt. Receiving RT and chemo then one can apply for Govt support. ...Read more

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Are squamous cell carcinomas indicitive of other cancers present in the body?

Are squamous cell carcinomas indicitive of other cancers present in the body?

No: You may be thinking of the sign of leser-trelat, in which numerous seborrheic keratoses pop up all-of-a-sudden; there's often a hidden colon cancer. These are a different skin lesion. ...Read more

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What's does microbiology occasional squamous cell in appendicites pathology means?

What's does microbiology occasional squamous cell in appendicites pathology means?

Likely nothing: Your question is a little unclear, but it sounds the micro report said there were squamous cells present. Was this from a blood draw or directly from the appendix? Cultures aren't usually done directly from the appendix. These aren't a normal part of the appendix and likely indicate contamination from another site--most likely skin from the blood draw site if that was the case. ...Read more

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Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer, squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.

Yes: Be positive. While survival rates are population based, actual survival is individual. It is either 100% or 0% for the individual. Key to cancer survival is comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Surgical resection, if indicated should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo. Gl/2cdq9. ...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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What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

Differentiated: The pathology report will desribe well, moderate or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated is less advanced. It will also describe depth on invasion and whether nerves are involved. An evaluation of lymph nodes is done to confirm squamous cell is localized to skin. In advanced cases it will have spread requiring surgery followed by radiation, and possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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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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What does anal squamous cell cancer look like?

Lump or ulcer: Each is likely to be more firm than the surrounding tissue, and to penetrate deeply. ...Read more

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What is poorly differentiated squamous cell cancer?

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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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

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What is the life expectancy from squamous cell carcinomain submental lymph nodes?

What is the life expectancy from squamous cell carcinomain submental lymph nodes?

Hard to know: It depends on where the cancer came from. Most cancerous nodes in this area would be from lip cancer, floor of the mouth cancer, cancer of the gum. With proper treatment, which can include surgery, radiation, and possible chemotherpy, the prognosis can be good. Other health problems such as smoking, diabetes, heart and lung disease all decrease the prognosis. ...Read more

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A clean catch urine sample showed bacteria and squamous cell. I was told this is normal.?

A clean catch urine sample showed bacteria and squamous cell. I was told this is normal.?

Contaminated specimn: Squamous cells on a clean catch means it was not really a clean catch. The squamous cells come from contaminating the urine collection by touching the cup or having the urine touch your labia. The skin is covered in bacteria. ...Read more

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PET prior to diag. Of LC (squamous cell). AP window nodes enlarged, not lit up. Dr wants VATS to check these. Why? Would it light up if cancer?

PET prior to diag. Of LC (squamous cell). AP window nodes enlarged, not lit up. Dr wants VATS to check these. Why? Would it light up if cancer?

Yes!: That is the purpose of PET scan.... to check if any nodes light up (increased uptake of radioactive glucose). That implies spread of Cancer. If the lymph nodes do not light up, Cancer is not likely to have spread to this lymph node. ...Read more

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Can you explain squamous cell carcinoma?

Can you explain squamous cell carcinoma?

SCC: Squamous cells are normal epithelial cells present in a layer of the skin called the epidermis. When the architecture of the cell is distorted, severely disorganized, and has uninhibited growth, it becomes a cancer. ...Read more

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Can children get squamous cell carcinoma?

Can children get squamous cell carcinoma?

Very rarely: Squamous cell carcinomas are uncommon in children. When diagnosed in young individuals, there is usually a predisposing factor like immunosuppression (transplant patients), previous exposure to radiation or chemotherapy, or human papilloma virus infection. Squamous cell cancers of the skin usually takes years of ultraviolet light exposure before appearing at an average age of 65. ...Read more

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What does squamous cell skin cancer look like?

What does squamous cell skin cancer look like?

Different things...: Squamous cell skin cancer (scca) can take different appearances. In general the lesion will progressively enlarge. It is usually scaly and dry appearing and can have ulceration. It may bleed, esp. If picked at. It may be painless or itch. Early ones usually don't hurt. There are some benign skin lesions which mimic scca. Have any suspicious lesions examined and/or biopsied. ...Read more

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What does squamous cell carcinoma mean to you?

Subtype of cancer: It only means-a subtype of cancer. Nothing much. The treatment, prognosis etc- will depend on where is this cancer located primarily? , what is the stage (how big it is? Any lymph node or adjacent tissue involvement? Any spreading to distant organ? Etc.
If you smoke tobacco and drink alcohol- you need to quit. Please discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Does invasive squamous cell carcinoma spread quickly?

Does invasive squamous cell carcinoma spread quickly?

Depends: Origin of cancer is very important. If skin, usually not unless large, ulcerated lesion. Depending on site, stage at presentation then plays a role. Squamous cancers can origin wherever there is skin lining with then resultant pattern of spread so tough to say more. ...Read more

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How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

Depends: There are several different types of squamos cell carcinomas, scc. For instance scc of the skin is not aggressive and very rarely spreads rapidly to lymph nodes. Scc of the lung is very aggressive and spreads rapidly. ...Read more

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How do a squamous cell and squamous cell carcinoma differ?

SCC: Squamous cells are normal epithelial cells present in a layer of the skin called the epidermis. When the architecture of the cell is distorted, severely disorganized, and has uninhibited growth, it becomes a cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a squamous cell skin cancer to spread?

How long does it take for a squamous cell skin cancer to spread?

Spread is rare: Squamous cell cancer of the skin remains localized for many years and therefore is curable when excised with a small operation. It can spread if neglected for a long time (years). On rare occasions it can be more aggressive than the garden variety that I have described above. So it is best to take care of it within one or two months from the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does squamous cell in blood test means? Does it means cancer or is it normal?

What does squamous cell in blood test means? Does it means cancer or is it normal?

Endothelium: In the blood, these are usually the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels. It's from an unlucky venipuncture. If your physician is not concerned, you should not be either. ...Read more