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Invasive non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tongue showing nests of malignant squamous cells grade 3 prognosis?

Can be cured. If no nodes palpable and lesion localized, RT chemo can reduce size and position site for curative resection. Partial glossectomy after initial therapy. If larger and not responsive to chemo, Ive used hight dose MTX with citrovorum factor over 12 hrs. Most effective in presence of nodal disease Basic chemo is Platinum/Taxol + RT. Read more...

How should squamous cell carcinoma from a 2.5 cm. Breast tumor h-2 be treated after removal?

Skin cancer? Squamous cell carcinoma is very uncommon in the breast--was this a skin mass? The vast majority of breast cancers are adenocarcinomas, or cancers stemming from gland tissue. The treatment regimens are fairly standardized, based on staging and tumor characteristics, but you would certainly need an oncologist to guide your treatment. Read more...
Very rare. Primary squamous cell cancer of the breast is very rare and less than 0.1% of breast cancers. It is reported as aggressive, often requires mastectomy, and there are few reports of trying platinum based chemotherapy agents. May need to seek information from a nationally recognized oncology center such as md anderson, or seek an oncologist in your area that has connections with a recognized center. Read more...

Should I see a specialist for squamous cell cancer, or can my regular doctor check my skin spot?

It depends. Most primary care physicians are well-trained in skin examinations, including squamous cell. That being said, skin cancer can be deceptive & difficult to interpret. Ask your primary md; your doctor wants the best for you, and if he/she is uncomfortable with your skin exam, they will be able to tell you. Other good choices would be a dermatologist or a surgical oncologist. Read more...
See any doctor. Your regular doctor should be able to check you if you have suspicious spots on your skin and probably can even take a biopsy to make the diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancer then you probably should see a skin cancer specialist such as a mohs surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon for treatment as these can be aggressive cancers. Read more...
Mohs surgeon. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treating skin cancer with highest cure rate (99%). It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery and are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: http://www.Mohscollege.Org. Read more...