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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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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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