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Chirantan Ghosh, MD
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave NE Medical Office Plz 4th Fl
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Calcutta Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Onocolgy Associates

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Chirantan Ghosh
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Rasa Lilija Buntinas
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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David William Zenk
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Lori Frost Shah
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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William P Fusselma, MR
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave NE Fl 4
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Larry Warren
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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William Patrick Fusselman
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Moacyr R Oliveira, MD
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave NE Fl 4
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Wook H Lee
(319) 398-6180
603 10th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Cancers And Benign Lesion Of The Eyelids Causes And Treatments

Many growths occur on the eyelids, and these growths can be divided into those that are cancerous (about 15-20% of eyelid growths) and those that are non cancerous, or benign (80-85% of eyelid growths). Most of these growths come from the skin of the eyelid itself. It is important to recognize cancerous eyelid growths so they can be removed, just as skin cancers on other parts of the body should be removed, while benign eyelid growths are generally not harmful.

There are several types of cancer that occur on the eyelids. The most common variety (90-95% of eyelid cancers) is basal cell carcinoma, which arises from eyelid skin. Squamous cell carcinoma also grows from eyelid skin, while sebaceous cell carcinoma is a rare cancer of the eyelid oil glands. Melanoma is a cancer of the pigmented cells in the skin. In general, the risk that an eyelid lesion is cancerous increases with a history of heavy sun exposure, previous skin cancers, previous radiation, smoking, or a fair complexion.

Benign eyelid lesions, of which there are many types, can be cosmetically unsightly or irritating but pose less risk to the patients's health. Some of these are precancerous, however over time they can develop into cancer...

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