Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer that is caused by ultraviolet rays (sunshine), arsenic ingestion, some wart viruses (human papilloma virus), and radiation. Although uncommon, this tumor does have the potential to metastasize (spread to the lymph nodes and internal organs) and can be fatal. Tumors…

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (HCTZ) USE IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK OF BASAL CELL AND SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has shown that taking hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is associated with an increased risk of basal cell carcinoma and an even higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma. The risk was dose dependent (the higher the cumulative dose, the higher the risk). An increased risk…

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CONSUMING ALCOHOL INCREASES RISK OF SKIN CANCER: MAYBE

A recent study has shown a positive association of increased alcohol consumption with the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer. The study was small, so larger studies are needed to confirm these preliminary results. Here is yet another possible reason to limit or eliminate alcohol consumption. Red wine has some other health benefits that, according to…

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