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Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Perianal Margin

Fran1
Posts: 38
Joined: Mar 2016

Hello Everyone, 

I am so happy I have found this forum. Last Thursday, I was diagnosed with SCC in the anal margin, moderately differentiated. No HPV was found. The tumor size is a 4 mm in thickness. The suture tagged deep margin is negative for tumor involvement. I do have tumor cells present at the radial margin. The doctor took a biopsy, although, not knowing what the lesion was in the first place, did not realize to cut more in the surrounding area. My doctor performed a complete colonoscopy, no cancer found. 

Next week, I will have tests done to see, if the SCC has spread. MRI, CT scan, PET Scan. Are there any other tests that I should ask my doctor to set-up for me? I did see a dermatologist, no cancer of any kind on my skin. 

Any information given, will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you!! 

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nonichol
Posts: 170
Joined: Jul 2010

Welcome to the site. I was diagnosed and treated in 2010. Still cancer free. This site was a blessing to me before, during and after. I like to be informed and this us an excellent place for that. 

Fran1
Posts: 38
Joined: Mar 2016

Thank you for replying to message. To know you had SCC and, are still cancer free gives me much hope for the future. Sending many blessings your way. 

Sincerely, 

Fran

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