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Anyone survive long with squamous cell carcinoma of the epiglottis?

There are cures. With surgery and with chemo-radiotherapy. Go to a center; get worked up; get good treatment. There is greater than 50% chance you'll not only live, but live with your voice and able to swallow! go! Read more...

My 59yr dad diagnosis w ventral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. E.N.T dr to schedule symptoms for next week is it a good plan to have an oncologist assist with sx?

ENT surgeons and onc. An ENT doctor can do the surgery for cancer of the tongue. But you need to engage a medical oncologist prior to surgery and seek his/her input about the need for chemotherapy prior to surgery. The best plans for cancer treatment require a team of surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all working together and plan treatment together and not one at a time. Read more...

How much chances of getting cured in squamous cell carcinoma of neck which is in T3N1M0 stage?

Discuss fully w/ Dr. The good news is that it's not spread to other organs, but your jaw bone and nearby lymph node are involved - it's at Stage III and that is not minimal. But your doctor is the best to provide detailed prognosis based on treatment progress and response. Make sure you and a buddy understand the info and get all you need to plan Tx. Follow suggestions, get support and be hopeful. Read more...

How risky is squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil?

Depends. Early stage tonsil cancer due to hpv has a relatively good prognosis. Advanced cancer due to smoking, and alcohol has worse outcome. See this site for more information on oral cancers. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/oropharyngeal/healthprofessional. Read more...

Can a biopsy show how aggressive squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is?

Excision BETTER. A complete excision (cut out) will provide the precise pathology of a skin cancer. The problem with biopsy is a 'sampling error' may miss the exact pathology. Read more...
Yes. The borders, the extent of invasion, the depth of invasion, if there is perineural (around nerves), intravascular (within vessels), mitoses (number of division bodies), and if there is necrosis (cell death): these are all measures of how agressive a cancer is. Read more...

How responsive is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung to standard chemotherapy regimens?

60 percent response. Response can mean just shrinkage or complete response means its gone. The question should be does it help survival and the answer is yes. Squamous and all non small cell lung cancer types are treated the same. Surgery when possible, chemo and radiation when contained to the chest and chemo when it has spread further. There is benefit if it helps patients live longer quality lives. Read more...
Partially. There are several ways of treating scc of the lung. Specifically, there are molecular markers, such as egfr or alk-1 that can be tested to see if you are able to be managed with targeted drug therapy. Radiation is employed more frequently for scc than chemotherapy. All non-small cell cancers of the lung are treated differently than small cell carcinoma, which is much more chemo-sensitive. Read more...