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Hi My brother is suffering from Squamous Cell Carcinoma 4 month doctor remove 2cm tumor and did radiotion ?

Hi My brother is suffering from Squamous Cell Carcinoma 4 month before doctor remove 2cm tumor and did radiation Again he found small tumor between arms is it curable?plz help what we will do now?

get your brother to go to his oncologist and ask him/her that question as you are more likely to get a reliable answer that way. sorry to be harsh but that is the best way to find out in this situation as the oncologist will be able to explain to you both further and more extensively.  (+ info)

aunt's report: tumor compose sheets of stratified squamous eithelial cellswith large round vesicu,preminent nu?

My aunt's report: Section shows a tumor composed of sheets of stratified squamous epithelial cells with large round vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli. Cytoplasm is moderate and shows evidence of keratinization. Cellular and nuclear pleomorphism is noted. Few mitotic figures are seen. Intercellular bridges are noted. Focally a secondary acute inflammatory cell infiltrate is seen.

What's your question?
Looks like a benign tumor to me. Nowhere does this report say anything with regard to neoplasm, carcinoma, sarcoma, or anything else.  (+ info)

Why some odontogenic tumor non-painful?

Why some odontogenic tumor non-painful?
e.g. ameloblastoma, they are non-painful when the tumor slowly grow and invade the mandible locally.

Some of these tumours are not painful for two reasons:
(1) They are not inflamed or infected, thus not producing that form of pain or
(2) They have invaded, or pressured nerves thus reducing or eliminating pain.
Good luck, because these things are quite rare.  (+ info)

What is the blood test to determine how much a tumor has shrunk during chemo?

My wife has to give blood for testing once a week to help the doctors determine how strong the chemo to put in her iv. Is there a specific test that shows if the tumor is shrinking? I know about the white and red cell count, but is there a "cancer" test? She has squamous cell of the lung, stage 2. No spreading of the cancer anywhere else, thank God.

The CA125 bloodtest measures the level of cancer cells in the body. Your wife's blood is also being tested to see that her white blood count is high enough for her to have treatment. A low WBC will just delay her next cycle of chemo a bit. This is very common and there are now shots that can be given to correct this. Her blood will also be checked for her level of red cells to determine whether she might be anemic. Again, there are treatments for this also. Speak to your wife's oncologist so that he can better explain about the tests and the CA125 , which are probably being done on a regular basis. The results of the CA125 take longer to come back so you may have to keep asking the oncologist.  (+ info)

What is the life expectancy if diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma?

I have done a little research but nothing has said anything about life expectancy after being diagnosed... what I have found out that it can more then likely come back even when the tumor has been removed fully.... does any one know anything will help my dad was just diagnosed today with it
It is behind his ear.... they said that they are going to go back in and make sure they got everything out
he was also told that he also had Solar Keratosis.....

Where was the carcinoma - skin, mouth, larynx, lung, etc. ? ?
Squamous cell carcinomas can occur in many areas.
The prognosis varies with each type.
If this was a skin cancer, almost all of them are cured with surgical removal. There are more than one million people with skin carcinomas each year in the USA. Many are squamous cell type. Almost all are cured with adequate excision.  (+ info)

Anyone with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the epiglottis?

My 86 year old grandmother was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the epiglottis. The cancer formed a huge tumor within 2 months. It starts at the epiglottic or base of the tounge and continues up the left side of her neck, up to her ear. The doctors are only gonna do radiation on her. I was just wondering if anyone knew the life span of this situation?

This is a tough cancer and projected treatment regimen for anyone and especially an 86 yr old lady. Her cancer is probably already very advanced and what they will be doing is palliative treatment with the radiation. Make sure the treatment has realistic goals and that your grandmother understands the radiation will greatly hinder her ability to eat and swallow (the cancer will also cause the same type of problems as time passes). Be prepared to get her enrolled with hospice when the time comes. My guess (and it is just a guess) is that your grandmother has less than a year. I'm very sorry.



http://www.hospicenet.org/html/services.html  (+ info)

What is poorly differentiated squamous cell larcinoma?

My grandmother recently had surgery on her lung to remove a tumor. The doctor wrote down what kind of cancer that she has. I need to know what it is exactly. Please help me, because I can't find anything out about it on the net.
I guess that I forgot to mention that it is a stage 2 & that she hasn't started chemotherapy & radiation yet.

Squamous cell carcinoma. This is a certain histologic type of cancer. In this case, it is in your gradmother's lung. It is a type of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). NSCLC is not a happy diagnosis. Poorly differentiated is also not happy. Have they staged her? Is she on chemotherapy?

Differentiation, in cancer, refers to how mature (developed) the cancer cells are in a tumor. Differentiated tumor cells resemble normal cells and tend to grow and spread at a slower rate than undifferentiated or poorly differentiated tumor cells, which lack the structure and function of normal cells and grow uncontrollably.

I have linked an article below talking about current treatments for NSCLC. It's a bit technical--but should help. There is a chemotherapy regimen for advanced squamous cell NSCLC that is showing a reasonable improvement in survival time (paclitaxel + carboplatin + bevacizumab). Best wishes to you and your family.  (+ info)

would the primary tumor be where island and nest are present?

My dad died of squamous cell carcinoma. They said it was tongue cancer but he had the spot on his tongue removed one week after it apeared. Then when we recieved the autopsy it showed island and nest in the epigottis. I was woundering if the epigottis would have been the primary cancer.

You are not giving enough information to know.
Did they find a second cancer or was this mets from the tongue?
“Islands and nests” is a description of cells it is not an indication of the primary site.  (+ info)

Can a squamous cell skin cancer grow under skin without any sign? I recently had a cut it turned into a sore.

Went to the doc he removed it turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma. He said this is a skin cancer however my internal med dr. said this is not a skin cancer. I had no sign of anything wrong until I pinched it and a couple of days went by and a sore developed. Went to the dr immediately and they sent me to a surgeon. My question is how can you have a skin cancer growing and no sign of it? It was large when he opened up the sore the tumor was 2.5 x 2.5 cm. He said he removed all of it(clear margins according to pathology reports) which is GREAT but still feel so uncertain about this. If I couldn't see this cancer how do I know if I have any others and why is the internal med Dr saying this was not skin cancer?
Because it was not on top of the skin and was only underneath?
Please let me know what your thoughts are on this matter.

What did the surgeon say about the SCC? Typically squamous cell of the skin often look like an obvious sore but sometimes can appear like a reddish swelling. Squamous cells are cancers of the epithelial cells. Here is a good web page that discusses SCC.


You were fortunate to have received prompt treatment as 2.5cm X 2.5cm is a large squamous cell that needs immediate removal. I think there was some misunderstanding by the internist as it certainly appears like you had a squamous cell of the skin. A copy of your pathology report would tell you for certain so ask for a copy.  (+ info)

Have you ever been miss diagnosed for squamous cell cancer of the lung ?

She had pneumonia a couple of months back and doctors found 2 spots on her lung. They did a broncosopy and took a small peice of the tumor and diadnosed it as squamous cell stage 2b to 3a. It is localized in the upper right lobe. Not spread anywhere. She is on her 2nd chemo treatment, However, several people I have spoken with in person and the net say a similar event happened to them or a loved one but after a round of chemo the tumors mysteriously dissapeared!! I am hopeing for the same thing to happen to her. Any thoughts, comments or similar things happen to you or a loved one? We are seeking a second opinion after our second broncosopy when the third and final chemo treatment is done in early January. I hope we are not being scammed by our health care pros. Yes, life long smokers up until the diagnosis a couple of months ago. Serious replys with empathy.

I don't quite understand your question. Do you think the patient (who is a life long smoker) has been misdiagnosed and the biopsy is wrong?

And, why are you surprised that chemotherapy made the tumors disappear? That's the whole point of chemotherapy . . . . my son had stage IV abdominal masses . . primary the size of a volley ball . . hundreds of smaller sized ones scattered throughout the body. He had high dose chemotherapy with significant response . . the chemo reduced the primary to the size of a grapefruit and dozens of the smaller nodules completely dissolved. The chemotherapy did what it was intended to do. So, I guess I don't understand your concern. The patient you describe, if she had squamous cell cancer of the lung, and the chemotherapy has made the tumors disappear . . I would think you'd be overjoyed.

From what you write . . I think you will all have a Merry Christmas. My son still has nodules left on his liver and we are praying that his CT will be clear this Thursday. Hopes are for stem cell rescue soon.

If what you've written is true . . the chemo worked the way it was intended. Ask your doctor about this.  (+ info)

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