Cancer In Eb Session: Introduction

Francis Palisson, MD

Generally speaking SCC is discovered in healthy people as well as in RDEB-Patients. But there is a sad difference: People with RDEB die from SCC at an early age; 90, 1% of RDEB-Patients die after they reached the age of 55. And getting older, this risk of dying is even much larger.

The second problem is that SCC is hard to diagnose; a lot of RDEB-patients have so many ulcers and wounds at their hands, feet and elbows that it is hard to distinguish them from SCC.

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