Squamous cell skin cancer

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What is squamous cell skin cancer?

Squamous cell cancer of the skin begins in squamous cells, which are thin, flat cells found in the tissue that forms the surface of the skin, the lining of the hollow organs of the body, and the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts.

Common symptoms reported by people with squamous cell skin cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with squamous cell skin cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Shea butter lotion)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Afinitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with squamous cell skin cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with squamous cell skin cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell skin cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Shea butter lotion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization skin thinning
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Afinitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell skin cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell skin cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with squamous cell skin cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has squamous cell skin cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 7
40s 11
50s 21
60s 33
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 15
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 39
Female 62

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from squamous cell skin cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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