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What is the prognosis and survival rate for squamous cell carcinoma in the jawbone with only a couple of small lymph nodes involved?

What is the prognosis and survival rate for squamous cell carcinoma in the jawbone with only a couple of small lymph nodes involved?

Mandibular SCC: Head/ neck carcinomas including mandibular (jaw bone) squamous cell are staged according to size and lymph node involvement. This staging is the most important factor in survival and prognosis. Prognosis is improved with adequate surgery (complete removal with negative margins) and lymph node dissection. Radiation is possibly used to improve local recurrence rates. See a head and neck surgeon.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can you explain squamous cell carcinoma?

Can you explain squamous cell carcinoma?

SCC: Squamous cells are normal epithelial cells present in a layer of the skin called the epidermis. When the architecture of the cell is distorted, severely disorganized, and has uninhibited growth, it becomes a cancer.

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What does squamous cell carcinoma mean to you?

What does squamous cell carcinoma mean to you?

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.

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How do a squamous cell and squamous cell carcinoma differ?

How do a squamous cell and squamous cell carcinoma differ?

SCC: Squamous cells are normal epithelial cells present in a layer of the skin called the epidermis. When the architecture of the cell is distorted, severely disorganized, and has uninhibited growth, it becomes a cancer.

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What is the squamous cell carcinoma keratinizing meaning? And is that danger or not?

What is the squamous cell carcinoma keratinizing meaning? And is that danger or not?

Squamous cell: Depends on the location. On the skin, a squamous cell carcinoma is usually easily treated by excision. A squamous cell of the lung or of the head and neck is a totally different animal and very very serious.

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Is stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma very serious?

Is stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma very serious?

Yes: Every case needs to addressed individually as to site, lymph node or organ involvement. Once removed, an oncologist will help plan a treatment course.

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What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

Nothing: Even in the lung, squamous cell carcinomas are usually silent until they have become large enough to cause coughing up of blood -- one of the common ways in which it announces itself. On the skin, of course, a growing mass with a rough surface is (depending on how it looks) likely to be a squamous skin cancer; these are usually easy to cure. Good luck.

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Can squamous cell carcinoma spread more quickly after biopsy?

Can squamous cell carcinoma spread more quickly after biopsy?

No: In order to spread the MMP enzyme which theoretically allows more easy entrance of the tumor cells into the blood stream in actuality breaks the connecting cell bonds via e-cadherin into small -s- ecadherin. This interacts with BRACA and other genes to cause rapid metastasis.

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Can basal or squamous cell carcinoma be as small as 1mm wide?

Can basal or squamous cell carcinoma be as small as 1mm wide?

Yes: All cancers start as one cell being malignant and all cancers go through a stage where the lesion is 1.0 mm wide. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex.

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How can I tell if squamous cell carcinoma is life threatening?

Can be: Squamous cell cancer in advanced untreated forms can be life threatening. It can be locally aggressive by invading critical structures and can also rarely metastasize to distant organs. Some scc like head and neck locations have a high rate of lymph node spread. Purely skin scc is less dangerous overall than melanoma but still requires timely treatment.

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Anyone survive long with squamous cell carcinoma of the epiglottis?

Anyone survive long with squamous cell carcinoma of the epiglottis?

Yes: Unless there is distant metastatic disease, squamous cell carcinoma of the epiglottis is considered curable. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of several. This too will depend on the staging specifics of the disease.

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Does stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma affect men different than women?

Does stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma affect men different than women?

Which part of body?: It all depends on where in the body. Squamous cell carcinoma can occur on the skin, lungs, rectum, etc.

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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.

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Is poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma something that can be cured?

Is poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma something that can be cured?

Yes: Squamous cell Ca is a malignancy of tissues arising cutaneously (skin) and abutting internal structures such as bronchus and vagina/ cervix. High grade malignancies arising from such structures such as Ca of skin, bronchogenic Ca and cervix cancer can be cured iif not in metastatic phase, by wide resection, followed by RT - chemo when needed

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How to differentiate between the stages of squamous cell carcinoma under the microscope?

How to differentiate between the stages of squamous cell carcinoma under the microscope?

Cant stage: When one examines a biopsy under the microscope, the pathologist will grade the tumor into high and low grade lesions depending on loss of characteristic structure of the normal cell. Stage depends on clinical evaluation in terms of size and spread from the primary site.

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How much chances of getting cured in squamous cell carcinoma of neck which is in T3N1M0 stage?

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.

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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)

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Dr. John Ebner
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Squamous Cell Cancer (Definition)

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