4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Dr. Steven Hebert
Thank
1 comment
Dr. James Davie
Keratinizing squamous cell carcinomas are often less aggressive than non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinomas in regards to tendency to metastasize or spread. They are usually easier to treat, as well....especially in skin. So, in this case, 'keratinizing' is a good thing to have.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
95K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available