Skin cancer spread. Skin cancer can spread via local extension. A basal cell carcinoma given enough time, can spread around nerve endings and other structures deep into vital territory and cause loss of the eye and even spread to the brain in very rare cases. Other tumors such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can invade lymphatic vessels and blood vessels and spread to other organs.
Nerves, blood, lymph. Certain skin cancers such as basal cell tend to be locally destructive and can spread thru the nerves but rarely metastasize (ie: spread thru blood stream or lymphatics to other parts of the body). Squamous cell and melanoma on the other hand are more deadly because they can metastasize. Early detection is key. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for basal cell and squamous cell.
Local, blood vessel. Only very rare vary aggressive basal cell carcinomas spread by blood vessel or invade deeply. There is a rare variant now identifiable by a genetic test which can be treated. With medicine. Areas where basal cell carcinoma can be aggressive is the inner eye near the nose amd inside the ear. These lesions need to be treated with mohs surgery initially.
Is there any form of HPV that can be spread through genes? My dad has recently been diagnosed with skin cancer in his neck that is called squimy cell (i know that probably isn't spelled right) cancer. His doctor tested him for HPV and he has it. Now he is
About . About a dozen hpv types (including types 16, 18, 31, and 45) are called "high-risk" types because they can lead to multiple types of cancer. Several types of hpv, in particular type 16, have been found to be associated with hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer, a form of head and neck cancer. Hpv-induced cancers often have viral sequences integrated into the cellular dna. Oral infection with hpv increased the risk of hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer independent of tobacco and alcohol use. There is increased incidence that hpv may be linked to forms of cancer and can be obtained through skin contact. The immunization is a good idea. Read more...