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How does verrucous carcinoma affect the body?

Verrucous carcinoma begins in certain cells in the skin or mucous membranes. When these cells grow out of control, they form tumors that often develop in the oral cavity, larynx, genitals, anal area, and feet. These tumors often look like warts - they're small, cauliflower-like growths that grow deep into the skin. If they form in the mouth or larynx, they may lead to other symptoms like a cough, difficulty swallowing, and hoarseness. If left untreated, the cancer may penetrate deep through the skin and begin to affect surrounding tissue, muscle, and bone.

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What are the symptoms of verrucous carcinoma?
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Symptoms of verrucous carcinoma vary depending on the location of the tumor. Verrucous carcinoma cau...
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How is verrucous carcinoma diagnosed?
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The first step in diagnosing verrucous carcinoma is usually a physical exam that includes a review o...
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Does verrucous carcinoma run in families?
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Does verrucous carcinoma affect men differently than women?
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