squamous cell carcinoma

What You Eat May Actually Help Prevent a Type of Skin Cancer

What You Eat May Actually Help Prevent a Type of Skin Cancer

People who ate the most whole-food sources – rather than supplements – of this important vitamin cut their chances of the disease. GETTY IMAGES According to a new study in the journal JAMA Dermatology, eating foods rich in vitamin A can help prevent a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Participants in the study who consumed …

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How my Carcinoma was Treated

How my Carcinoma was Treated

Dr. Brian Sher looked at me and said: You have what is referred to as “Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma”. I felt a bit shaken. Four weeks later Dr. Sher stated that the carcinoma was dead. Fantastic news for me! I had been worrying about a couple of growths on my forehead for some time but …

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Treating Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Treating Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with basal or squamous cell skin cancer, your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you. It’s important that you think carefully about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Which treatments are used for basal and squamous …

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What Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?

Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer cells. To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer? Skin cancer begins when cells in the skin start to grow uncontrollably. Types of skin cells There are …

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