Subject: Verrcous carcenoma
Posted-By: xx108 (ENT Clinic Moderator)
Organization: Organization For Community Networks
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 23:38:05 -0500

My father has recently been diagnosed with verrcous carcenoma in his mouth. Can you give me information concerning this type of cancer?

Reply: ------------------------------

Verrucous carcinoma is a type of squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinomas are cancers of epithelial origin which represent the most common tumors affecting the upper aerodigestive tract of the head and neck. The primary risk factors for the development of this type of cancer include tobacco and alcohol. The verrucous type of carcinoma tends to have less tendency to disseminate or spread but typically is locally aggressive. Surgery is often the treatment of choice depending on the exact site of involvement.


Steve Dankle, MD
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Milwaukee, Wis

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