How does verrucous carcinoma affect the body?

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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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