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What is squamos cell carcinova? Is it serious? Its located on the face.

What is squamos cell carcinova? Is it serious? Its located on the face.

Skin cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a type of cancer that can be treated by simple excision (cutting it out.) if left alone it can gradually enlarge. This type of cancer doesn't normally spread to other organs or parts of the body. See your doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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What is it like to have squamous cell carcinoma on upper lip?

What is it like to have squamous cell carcinoma on upper lip?

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

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Bumps on eyelid can lead to basal cell carcinoma? Is it serious?

Bumps on eyelid can lead to basal cell carcinoma? Is it serious?

If removed no: See your doctor , if it is , basal cell carcinomas locally invasive tumor , could be removed completely with cure by one of the accepted methods , as it is near the eyes surgical excision the best option other more common benign lesions like warts, cysts inflamed skin tags also possible. ...Read more

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The radiologist found that there is a non-specific lesion on the left side of my brain. Is it something dangerous?

The radiologist found that there is a non-specific lesion on the left side of my brain. Is it something dangerous?

It really is: just what it sounds like: the radiologist found an abnormality, but cannot tell specifically what it is based on that study. Additional imaging or followup may be needed. Most of these incidental "nonspecific" abnormalities turn out to be of no concern, but sometimes they don't, so you need to talk to your doc about the next steps, if any. ...Read more

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How common is basal cell carcinoma? My dad has a strange mole that is being looked at. How common is something like basal cell carcinoma? .

How common is basal cell carcinoma? My dad has a strange mole that is being looked at.  How common is something like basal cell carcinoma?

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The : The absolute incidence of basal cell carcinoma is difficult to determine since nonmelanoma skin cancer is usually excluded from cancer registry statistics and varies depending on geographic location. It is the most common type of skin cancer, and its incidence is trending upward. Australia has the highest rate, and in certain regions is up to 2%/year. In the U.S. (according to nejm), there are up to 407 cases/100, 000 for white males, and 212 cases/100, 000 for white females. ...Read more

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What is squamos cell carcinova? Is it serious?

What is squamos cell carcinova? Is it serious?

Where is the cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma can arise from different parts of the body. Skin and lung being two that are very common. The prognosis is very different depending on the site. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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What is the cause of lumps on the vulva that is infested and hurts when it pops? is it contagious and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of lumps on the vulva that is infested and hurts when it pops? 
is it contagious and what is the treatment?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma in right lungs What is treatment Is this dangerous Its is curable or not ?

Adenocarcinoma in right lungs 
What is treatment 
Is this dangerous
Its is curable or not    ?

See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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The only difference in classifying a benign vs. Malignant brain tumor is the speed of it's growth. Is this really true?

The only difference in classifying a benign vs. Malignant brain tumor is the speed of it's growth. Is this really true?

Brain Tumor, B or M?: Definitive classification of a benign vs. Malignant brain tumor can only be made with absolute certainty based on the histologic features of the brain tumor. Speed of tumor growth may be suggestive but not reliable. A very low-grade malignant brain tumor may grow very slowly like the benign ones. Keep in mind, a biologically benign brain tumor can still cause serious damage given its location. ...Read more

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Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare ? What is the treatment?

Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare ? What is the treatment?

It's not rare: It's one form of adenocarcinoma, the most common form of lung cancer. Treatment for lung cancer depends greatly upon the stage. Can't answer this question unless we know more about the stage and about the patient who has the cancer. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?

What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?

Several causes: Bone marrow may fail to make platelets, however, there are reasons for low platelets other than bone marrow failure. A health evaluation will show whether the bone marrow is failing, or if there is another cause. Bone marrow failure states include myelodysplasia, myelofibrosis, leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, cancer. Some are curable. Certain medications can also lead to low platelets. ...Read more

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When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

Depends : Depends on the stage of the cancer and where it has spread ,it might be serious if spread to certain parts like liver,lungs,brain. Five year survival rate is over 90% but if the disease has metastatic un hopefully the rate drops into 30% ...Read more

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Biopsy from ulcer on right cheek mucosa : invasive moderately differentiated keratinising squamose cell carcinoma. What does it mean & is it curable ?

Biopsy from ulcer on right cheek mucosa : invasive moderately differentiated keratinising squamose cell carcinoma. What does it mean & is it curable ?

This is cancer: And it needs to be treated. Often, surgery is the mainstay of treatment, but chemotherapy and radiation are also used. It depends on a number of factors including overall health. Whether or not it is curable also depends on a number of factors that can only be answered by your treating doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

What is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

No it is not: This is a benign growth that can be found on the vulva or in the vagina. It can be hormone sensitive, if someone were taking hormones. It is not caused by HPV but to be certain, one should have a biopsy done. I assume by this question that this has been done. Here is a reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716997/ ...Read more

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What is the growth on my face, which is circled in this photo? Http://imgur.Com/5xbdzcs

What is the growth on my face, which is circled in this photo? Http://imgur.Com/5xbdzcs

Solar Lentigo: Benign condition related to sun damage presents as a circumscribed 1- to 3-cm brown macule resulting from a localized proliferation of melanocytes due to acute or chronic exposure to sunlight. Laser and ipl can treat these spots. ...Read more