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Doctor insights on: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

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What exactly is squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer?

What exactly is squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer?

One type of cancer: There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. In squamous cell cancer, the tumor cells resemble skin cells. This type of tumor is commonly seen in smokers. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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Could you explain what is non squamous cell lung cancer?

Could you explain what is non squamous cell lung cancer?

Broad category: There two main types of lung cancer, small cell and non-small cell. Squamous cell is one type of non-small cell lung cancer, so that leaves a large variety. See these sites for more info.

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/non-small-cell-lung/patient/page1
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lung-cancer/ds00038. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy if diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma be?

What would the life expectancy if diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma be?

Of what?: You can have squamous cell of the skin which is almost always curable, of the cervix which is also very curable if found early, or of the lung or esophagus which are bad dudes. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?

It depends: A low-grade squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth metastatic to one neck lymph node may get a cure. A low-grade lung cancer with bone metastases may kill in a few days by causing pneumonia, or be compatible with a few years' survival. In real life, no physician says, "you have thus-and-so long to live". I hope that you will cherish each day of life that you are given, living richly & loving well. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of someone with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma be?

What would the life expectancy of someone with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma be?

Uncertain: It is notoriously difficult to predict the life span in a given patient, especially without knowing all of the person's medical history. ...Read more

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Is squamous cell carcinoma just another name for skin cancer?

Is squamous cell carcinoma just another name for skin cancer?

Yes: Squamous cell cancer is one of the two most common forms of skin cancer. It arises in the epithelial layers and is more aggressive than basal cell cancer which can remain dormant and slow growing for years without mets. Squamous cell as it grows does become more aggressive and will frequently metastasize to regional lymph nodes which must frequently be removed along with the primary. ...Read more

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Is a squamous cell carcinoma a skin cancer?

Is a squamous cell carcinoma a skin cancer?

Type of skin cancer: There 3 main types of skin cancers basal cell carcinoma which rarely spreads, squamous cell carcinoma which arises from the top layers of the skin and can spread and melanoma which arises from the pigment cells. Ssquamous cell carcinomas can start as actinic keratosis, precancerous lesion and then evolve into nosema disease and well to moderately, to poorly differentiated cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, my father has cancer and reports says as keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, grade 2. Is it curable? Please explain.

Hi, my father has cancer and reports says as keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, grade 2. Is it curable? Please explain.

Probably: I assume this is a skin cancer since it's keratinizing and if that's the case, it's highly curable. However, if it's squamous cell carcinoma of another organ, you need to tell us what organ before we can tell you how likely a cure might be. ...Read more

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How responsive is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung to standard chemotherapy regimens?

Partially: There are several ways of treating scc of the lung. Specifically, there are molecular markers, such as egfr or alk-1 that can be tested to see if you are able to be managed with targeted drug therapy. Radiation is employed more frequently for scc than chemotherapy. All non-small cell cancers of the lung are treated differently than small cell carcinoma, which is much more chemo-sensitive. ...Read more

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What is the mean of keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tonguetongue. And what type of cancer is?

What is the mean of keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tonguetongue. And what type of cancer is?

Its cancer of the To: This report indicates the diagnosis of Cancer of the tongue. Keratinizing squamous cell is a type of cell that cover the tongue and our skin all over the body. This person likely has been told that he/she has Cancer of the mouth (Tongue) ...Read more

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Cancer; squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, second occurcence and the danger`s involved, what do you suggest?

Cancer; squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, second occurcence and the danger`s involved, what do you suggest?

Some ideas: If you are still smoking or using smokeless tobacco, stop. A recurrent cancer must be treated on an individual basis depending on how far it has gotten and what the pathologist found. I see you're only 35 years old and this makes your case atypical. Try to get to a cancer center that handles a lot of these cases. ...Read more

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Is invasive squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer more likely to spread than non-invasive?

Surgical excision: That is a pathological description of an excised lesion.
There are two major ethos of treating a squamous cell cancers. The first is radiation, but this can leave permanent skin discoloration, and breakdown. Surgical excision with frozen echoing will help rule out. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Help please? What is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Poor: While there are treatments available, the reality is that stage IV small cell lung cancer is rarely curable and only marginally treated. Life expectancy is measured in weeks to months. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Could you tell me what is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Not great,: ....I'm afraid. Without treatment it can be weeks to a few months at best. Treatment can extend it to 6+ months but seldom more than a year. There are exceptions, of course, depends on the age and health of the patient and how much disease there is. If this is about you or a loved one, I wish you the best. Remember none of us can tell for sure how long we have, so live each day fully. ...Read more

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My mom has stage 4 small cell lung cancer in both lungs, in severe pain no biopsy no trtreatment what happens now? Life expectancy?

Functional status: First, I am so sorry for you and your family. Lung cancer can spread very quickly. You mentioned hospice had been called. In general, that is an option when an individual has a life expectancy of less than 6months. But remember, that is just a prognosis (guess/estimate) not a hard set fact. The most important factors are her function, such as her ability to stand, walk, eat, etc. ...Read more

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How much time is the life expectancy for someone with type 3b small cell lung cancer?

How much time is the life expectancy for someone with type 3b small cell lung cancer?

Stage III B: It's unpredictable and depends on your response to treatment. You may have a few good years ahead of you. Cherish whatever you get. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

Short: With limited stage disease the median survival is less than 2 years and with extensive disease less than a year. Having said that there are 5 year survivors. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer limited stage 3rd level?

What is the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer limited stage 3rd level?

Bad actor: Small cell at any stage beyond stage 1 = small, peripheral, has a bad prognosis.
Get the devils and discuss.
Less than 2 years is common. ...Read more

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What is a persons life expectancy with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemo and radiation? The cancer is confined has not spread anywhere else

What is a persons life expectancy with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemo and radiation? The cancer is confined has not spread anywhere else

>25 %: In a large randomized study testing radiotherapy and chemotherapy for non-metastatic small cell lung cancer, ~ 25% of patients were alive after 5 years. Since then, advances in imaging, treatment techniques, and supportive care may have increased this rate slightly. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?

Not great: Less than 10% of patients survive past 5 years. Average life expectancy is about a year on average. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?

Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?

Months to years: There are essentially two stages of small cell lung cancer, limited or extensive. However, you are describing mediastinal disease. So if this person gets a good response with chemo and rt, then prophylactic cranial irradiation should be given. The survival if a complete or near complete response is measured in months to years. Rare to survive past 5 years but there have been cases. ...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 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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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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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

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. John Ebner
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Squamous Cell Cancer (Definition)

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 ...Read more