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Does badal cell carcinoma itch?

Does badal cell carcinoma itch?

Yes it can: Usually slow growth, painless, may fell rough or like a bump. Pearly pink surface. With growth can ulcerate & bleed & itch. See derm please. ...Read more

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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


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What causes squarmis cell carcinoma?

What causes squarmis cell carcinoma?

Depends on location: The most common form of squamous cell carcinoma (scc) occurs on skin, with sun damage being the leading cause. Scc can also occur in the esophagus, lung, oral cavity, and anal canal. Prolonged exposure to irritants such as smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to increased risk of scc in the lung and oral cavity. A certain type of virus (human papillomavirus) can also increase the risk of scc. ...Read more

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What is transitional cell carcinoma?

What is transitional cell carcinoma?

TCC: TCC is a malignancy which arises from the lining cells of the bladder or ureters. Its also know as urothelial carcinoma. TCC is most commonly found in the bladder and usually discovered about seeing blood in the urine. Once biopsied a pathologist will determine grade and depth of invasion. Both will determine treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information about faquamous cell carcinoma?

Could you give me some information about faquamous cell carcinoma?

Squamous: It's easy to misspell. I'll bet you'll have no trouble finding information now that you have the name correct.. ...Read more

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How long would a person live if small cell carcinoma?

How long would a person live if small cell carcinoma?

Confined to chest: Or limited disease, there is a hance of cure. If presenting with metastasis, there is a chance of surviving well for many, but few make it beyond 2 years. Small cells can occur at other organs. You need to see a medical and a radiation oncology doctor while your work up proceeds. (head mr, bone scan, chest/abd ct + contrast thru adrenals). ...Read more

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Please tell me how life threatening is markel cell carcinoma?

Please tell me how life threatening is markel cell carcinoma?

Deadly: Neglect it and it will kill you by spreading throughout your body. That's the facts. If it has been excised, your chance of a permanent cure depends on the size and depth of extension of the original lesion. Your personal physician can give you this information. I hope things turn out well for you. These are uncommon and you should try to get two pathologists to sign off on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: small cell carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: small cell carcinoma?

It is an uncommon: Type, always associated with tobacco, characteristic cellular appearance of dominant hyperchromatic nuclei, no nucleolus, scant cytoplasm. Stains with chromogranin, synaptophysin, molecular loss of rb, over production of bcl-2. It responds to chemo, but needs XRT in limited. Goes to many organs early. Need at least chemo and XRT doc to assess. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with extensive small cell carcinoma?

How long can a person live with extensive small cell carcinoma?

Months usually: Sclc is divided into limited stage and extensive stage. The prognosis for patients with extensive stage disease is grim, with most passing away within a year or so. Patients with limited stage disease are potentially curable, but the odds are also not good. Only about 15-20% of these patients will be alive 5 years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is small cell carcinoma and why does it matter if it is small, medium, or large?

What is small cell carcinoma and why does it matter if it is small, medium, or large?

Usually this: Term refers to a smoking induced lung cancer, and teh cellular architecture is "lymphocyte like" small, filled with 'salt and pepper' nuclei, lacking nucleoli. The chromatin is fragile, crushes and streaks, but moulds like a knuckle into a ping pong ball. Other organs have generally unusual and bad cell types called small cell; the medium and large do not work here. ...Read more

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Do carcinoma cells target the most healthy cells or they would prefer to invade weak cells for instance diseased ones?

Do carcinoma cells target the most healthy cells or they would prefer to invade weak cells for instance diseased ones?

Neither: Different tumors tend to invade different tissues and organs and the reason for such distribution is not known. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic. ...Read more

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Is squamos cell carcinoma of tonsils cureable?

Yes: It may be curable but you will need and extensive work up and close follow up with your otolaryngology surgeon (ent). Depending on the extent of cancer treatment may consist of any combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Maintaining your nutrition and mental health during this time would be very important as well. ...Read more

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Whats non-small cell carcinoma?

Whats non-small cell carcinoma?

Non Small cell ca: Is the most common type of lung cancer, another type is small cell ca (which is more aggressive). Both are challenging to diagnose at an early stage. Please consult with your oncologist for prompt diagnosis, and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Not inherited: Merkel cell carcinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor of the skin, is not inherited. The majority of these tumors in fact seem to be associated with a virus (merkel cell polyomavirus). ...Read more

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What is a small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma?

What is a small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma?

Aggressive tumor: Small cell lung cancer is a neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits aggressive behavior, rapid growth, early spread to distant sites, exquisite sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation, and frequent association with distinct paraneoplastic syndromes, including hypercalcemia Frequently goes to brain for which prophylactic RT given ...Read more

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Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Small cell was: Distinguised because there is almost never a role for surgery, and always a role for chemotherapy. Non-small cell prior to 1980 never had chemotherapy. Both are caused by smoking sclc 100%; /nsclc 90-95%. Nsclc just in lung usually treated with surgery. Any + node gets chemo. If mediastinal nodes are positive, standard is chemo/xrt. Get more than 1 opinion before starting treatment if yo have ? ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for small cell carcinoma be?

It depends on the St: Small cell lung cancer can be localized to chest (called Limited disease) or it can be spread outside of the chest and involve other organs like liver/ Bone etc when it is called Extensive disease. So you need to tell us if your lung cancer is Limited disease or Extensive Disease? Then we can give you the relevant information about prognosis. ...Read more