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What Does Squamous Cell Carcinoma Look Like
Different things...: Squamous cell skin cancer (scca) can take different appearances. In general the lesion will progressively enlarge. It is usually scaly and dry appearing and can have ulceration. It may bleed, esp. If picked at. It may be painless or itch. Early ones usually don't hurt. There are some benign skin lesions which mimic scca. Have any suspicious lesions examined and/or biopsied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common skin cancers: Basal cell followed by squamous Ca are the more common skin lesions. Bas=al cell almost never metastasizes compared to sqaumous cell Ca where if left will eventaujally spread to regional nodes. Early treatment for both is with Efudex (fluorouracil) (5FU) cream. When squamous is aggressive it can be removed by Mohs paste. Should nodal spread occur with squamous CA surgery followed by RT may be necessary. ...Read more
Lung cell: Pneumocyte - is one of the cells in the lungs - there are others. Look it up on google or other search engine and you will see images. It is a normal cell with organelles, cytoplasm , etc. ...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
Close FU: Perhaps repeat in 6 months to make sure. ...Read more
Invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma..
What does this mean? Severe squamous dysphasia meaning also please.
Degree of dysplasia: Squamous cell carcinomas (scc) are categorized in well-, moderately-, and poorly- differentiated tumors based on histological criteria such as keratin production, cohesion of tumor cells, and nuclear and cellular dysplasia. Severe squamous dysplasia means in the context of invading scc that there was also scc-in situ, which is basically scc just before it invaded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?
CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor. ...Read more
What does basal cell carcinoma feel like? My father has basal cell carcinoma and he constantly assures us that it doesn’t hurt. Does basal cell carcinoma cause any pain?
Usually not painful: Usually no unless it ulcerates. It is a localized skin cancer (rarely spreads) and most times can be addressed fairly easily by a plastic surgeon with excision and local flap reconstruction. Take him to a specilaist so that it can be addressed while the lesion is small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many symptoms: It can look like painless bumps that you can feel - most commonly along the side of the neck. Or it can be unexplained symptoms such as weight loss, fevers for no apparent reason, fatigue, easy bruising, or intense itching of the skin. ...Read more
Actinic keratosis: Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) these small, scaly patches are caused by too much sun, and commonly occur on the head, neck, or hands, but can be found elsewhere. They can be an early warning sign of skin cancer. Most doctors recommend early treatment to prevent actinic keratosis of turning into skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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