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 JCT  Vol.4 No.2 , April 2013
Spontaneous Regression of a Histologically Proven Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abstract: Introduction: The rate of squamous cell carcinoma spontaneous regression (SR) remains unknown because incidences are rare and underreported. Case Report: We present a case of a 92-year-old Caucasian female who was found to have a 1 cm lesion on her nose. Pathologic evaluation supported the diagnosis of a moderately-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient refused treatment and returned with no clinical evidence of disease several months later. The lesion spontaneously regressed without excision. Discussion: Frequency of SR of malignancies has been estimated to occur 1 in 80,000 to 100,000 cases [1]. The biologic mechanisms of SR in malignancies remain unclear. Further investigations into the mechanisms of SR may identify potential treatment strategies for cancer.
Cite this paper: S. Sengupta, J. Arocho and T. Christopher Windham, "Spontaneous Regression of a Histologically Proven Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2013, pp. 546-548. doi: 10.4236/jct.2013.42068.
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