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What Is Squamos Cell Carcinova Is It Serious Its Located On The Face
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pemphis Vulgaris a pre-cancer condition, of the mucosal membrane's ? Also a small lesion on the back of the patient. The patient is my dad. I am concerned because it is my understanding that this disorder allows cells to abnormal reproduce. Is a cancer
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
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
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
How fast does morphoeic basal cell carcinoma grow and does it spread? If my lesion is 5mm now, how urgent is my removal? Location: on bridge of nose
Let's get it Rx'd: You can wait until it is convenient, but not more than a few months. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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
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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