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Doctor insights on: Squamous Cell Cancer

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Dr. John Ebner
141 doctors shared insights

Squamous Cell Cancer (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. John Ebner
141 doctors shared insights

Squamous Cell Cancer (Overview)

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.


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Living with Skin Cancer (Tip)

Living with Skin Cancer

Most nonmelanoma skin cancers are curable if detected early, so get a skin check at least once/ year. ...See more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
Once
Go to lab appointments
Once
Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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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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Why am i being told i need a plastic surgeon to treat my squamous cell cancer on my ankle?

Why am i being told i need a plastic surgeon to treat my squamous cell cancer on my ankle?

Why not ask : The person who told you? It is possible the amount of skin being removed will create a large defect and a plastic surgeon specializes in creative ways to close open wounds via flaps, grafts etc. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What is the best treatment for squamous cell cancer?

What is the best treatment for squamous cell cancer?

It depends.: It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is. The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor. ...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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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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


Squamous Cell (Definition)

Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and ...Read more