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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Throat
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
Discuss fully w/ Dr.: The good news is that it's not spread to other organs, but your jaw bone and nearby lymph node are involved - it's at Stage III and that is not minimal. But your doctor is the best to provide detailed prognosis based on treatment progress and response. Make sure you and a buddy understand the info and get all you need to plan Tx. Follow suggestions, get support and be hopeful. ...Read more
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
What is the difference between: basal cell carcinoma epithelioma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma?
Skin cancer: The difference between basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma has to do with how the skin cancer cells appear under the microscope as well as how they behave. Therefore it is important that they be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible by a healthcare professional who specializes in this area. ...Read more
My puppy has squamous cell carcinoma. It's cancerous. In her mouth. It has puss coming out of it. Is that normal?
I am sorry but: Health Tap is a site for human health. You would be better off asking a veterinarian. Take care. ...Read more
Diagnosis: stage 1 or t1 squamous cell carcinoma, just below glans on penis underside. What is percentage chance it has spread to lymph or elsewhere?
Really: This is really something your doctor should discuss with you. ...Read more
How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.
My 59yr dad diagnosis w ventral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. E.N.T dr to schedule symptoms for next week is it a good plan to have an oncologist assist with sx?
ENT surgeons and onc: An ENT doctor can do the surgery for cancer of the tongue. But you need to engage a medical oncologist prior to surgery and seek his/her input about the need for chemotherapy prior to surgery. The best plans for cancer treatment require a team of surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all working together and plan treatment together and not one at a time. ...Read more
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
"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
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
Depends: Depends on where it started and how spread it is. ...Read more
Genetic component?: There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known. Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty. ...Read more
Not really: Not necessarily. It could appear suddenly and grow rapidly. But then it will reach a certain size then it will stop growing, and then regress weeks to months later. As long as it is contained, localized in the skin- surgical resection will take care of that . However if it has metastasized ( which is not common ) -then it will give you problem. ...Read more
Different cell types: Melanomas originate from pigment producing cells called melanocytes, whereas squamous cell carcinomas from squamous cells in the skin. They appear different clinically. The former most frequently have irregular borders and many shades of brown, whereas the latter is often red scaly crusty plaques. However, rarely melanomas can loose their pigment and look like squamous cell ca. ...Read more
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
Squamous cell: Squamous cell carcinoma of skin is a common lesion that can often be cured with local therapy. Risk of recurrence and metastasis are the most important factors in determining the treatment. Treatment options for localized squamous cell carcinoma at low-risk for recurrence include surgery, cryotherapy, and radiation. Choice of treatment depends on cure rate, cosmetic concerns, ; patient preference. ...Read more
Often not much: An ulcer surrounded by firmness, or just a slight firmness and expansion of an area with a bit of surface roughening, may be all you notice at first. Neglected, it'll turn much nastier in time. Photo Guy let his go for a while, but it looks like his surgeons did a great job with reconstruction. ...Read more
Treat the lesion: Yes, you should be concerned. While squamous cell carcinoma (scca) of the skin ; lip is less virulent than melanoma, it still can spread beyond its borders. Many sccas can be cured but require excision or the use of radiation therapy. If the lesion has encroached beyond skin into mucosal territories the need for treatment may be heightened. Please consult with an otolaryngologist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Usually by RT: Squamous cell Ca in the genital region appears in vulvae and vaginal entroitus or in anal canal region. If localized and superficial wide resection suffices. When more disseminated. radiation therapy, usually electron beam can be very effective. In the anal canal region the radiation ( IMRT) is frequently given in combination with chemo such as mitomycin C. ...Read more
Types of cancer: Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from the melanocytes. It often travels to distant locations in the body and is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body, but will recur locally if not treated appropriately. Squamous cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body. ...Read more
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
Skin cancer: This question really cannot be answered in this setting. You should go on the computer and you can read all about these three types of skin cancers, . ...Read more