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Dr. John Ebner
146 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 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

Dr. John Ebner
146 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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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 every day. I've never seen it be disabling. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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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 a dermatologist for checkups
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 an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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?

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?

Unlikely: I see patients with squamous cell carcinoma every day. 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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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 does anal squamous cell cancer look like?

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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How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

Depends: There are several 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 fast can squamous cell cancer of the bladder grow?

How fast can squamous cell cancer of the bladder grow?

Squamous bladder ca: It is a rare tumor about 5 % of all bladder tumors, majority are transitional cell type (tcc). It is associated with stones, diverticula in bladder and schistosomiasis a bladder infection seen in middle east and egypt. Primary treatment modality is surgery and sometimes radiation. Usually it is advanced stage or locally advanced when initially diagnosed. Growth rate is variable usually fast. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's end stage squamous cell cancer of the face?

Can any doc tell me what's end stage squamous cell cancer of the face?

Hard to answer: We don't refer to squamous cell carcinoma as ever being "end stage, " so it's hard to answer this question. Also, squamous cell cancer can arise from the skin of the face, or from the inside (mouth, sinuses) and extend out to the face. Please talk to your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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What are the odds of squamous cell cancer on your face spreading to lymph nodes?

What are the odds of squamous cell cancer on your face spreading to lymph nodes?

Low: If the squamous cell cancer is truly on the skin of your face, then the risk is low for small lesions. If the squamous cell cancer is on the lining of your mouth or oral/nasal passages, then the risk of spreading to the lymph nodes is much higher. ...Read more

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Can squamous cell cancer begin in the brain?

Can squamous cell cancer begin in the brain?

Yes: It is rare, and when it is truly primary rather than having spread from the ear or metastasized from the lung, it has begun in a dermoid cyst in a person with partial absence of the corpus callosum. ...Read more

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Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Yes: Yes. I recommend being followed by a colo-rectal surgeon who could refer you to other physicians if necessary. ...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 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

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


Squamous Cell (Definition)

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