Category Archives: SCC (squamous cell carcinoma)

Getting enough Vitamin D ?






Ever wondered if you are getting enough Vitamin D from the sun; here’s a brief guide: September to April; a few minutes to face, arms, hands outside peak UV times most days of the week. May to August; 2 to … Continue reading

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Curettage (scrapping) and cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen cold spray) for superficial skin cancers…






For some thin cancers of the trunk and extremities, curettage followed by cryosurgery is effective. Superficial basal and squamous cell carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs) usually occur on the trunk and extremities. As the name implies, these tumors grow sideways instead … Continue reading

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Smoking associated with increased skin cancer risk in women…






HealthDay (Dec 16 by Holohan) reports, “If you’re a woman who smokes and you are looking for another reason to quit, consider this: A new study” published online in Cancer Causes Control “has found a link between tobacco use and skin … Continue reading

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Non-melanoma skin cancer recurrence, low after curettage…






Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC)  (which includes common skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, BCC and squamous cell carcinoma, SCC) patients have a less than 5% long-term recurrence rate after treatment using three different techniques, suggest study findings. There are … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, Calcium may prevent melanoma in women with prior history…






Medscape (July 5, Mulcahy) reported that although Vitamin D and calcium do not reduce the overall rate of melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in post-menopausal women, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that, in women with … Continue reading

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A little rash which does not go away…






“What ? I got a disease ?” Bowen’s disease is a type of superficial skin cancer. It is also known as squamous cell carcinoma in-situ (SCC in-situ). Despite what your beautician or cosmetic sales person tell you (that there are … Continue reading

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Skin cancer on the lip…






Two weeks ago, I showed this patient’s skin cancer on the lip as an example of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on his lip. The cancer was removed and the pathology showed that it was a basal (not squamous) cell … Continue reading

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