Sebaceous gland carcinoma …rare and aggressive ...can be treated successfully

What is sebaceous gland carcinoma?

It's a rare and aggressive skin cancer anybody may have.
This rare cancer can be cured if caught early and treated properly.

Sebaceous glands are a part of the outer layer of the skin and they produce our natural skin oils.

Sebaceous cells may develop abnormal growths or tumors on the surface of the skin. These abnormal growths may be benign or they may be malignant.

Malignant sebaceous gland carcinoma can be found anywhere on the body, however it most commonly occurs around the eyes, especially the eyelids.

The eyelids are rich with the oil producing sebaceous glands.

There have been very few cases of sebaceous cell carcinoma reported at other regions of the body. In fact, about 3 out of 4 cases are around the eye.

As you continue, you will see some pictures or photos of sebaceous gland carcinoma.

What are the risks and causes of malignant sebaceous gland carcinoma?

Photos of what it could look like

Like most cancers and disease in general, it is not fully understood what causes this cancer.

My opinion is that most all disease stems from a breakdown in our immune system. Many times this can be prevented and sometimes reversed by a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle.

Let me make it clear that this is my opinion.

This cancer is usually associated with:

• Non cancerous lumps of these sebaceous glands

• Previous exposure to radiation treatment or possibly (but less likely) repeated X-Rays

• Muir Torre` syndrome which is genetic.

The diagnostic criteria for Muir Torre syndrome are at least one sebaceous gland tumor and at least one internal malignancy.

Every patient should be evaluated for the presence of any internal tumors.

Only a few cases of sebaceous carcinoma are associated with Muir Torre syndrome, nevertheless, this evaluation is a good precaution.


This rare skin cancer is aggressive and tends to locally reoccur and metastasize.

Sebaceous gland carcinoma is often treated with surgery.

A study on 18 patients with sebaceous carcinoma around the eye who were treated with the Mohs Surgery Technique showed that after a period of 37 months only two of these patients had lesions recur.

This is a significant improvement over conventional surgery which has a recurrence rate of 32%.

Mohs Surgery  may be the treatment of choice.

Radiation therapy is also traditionally used to lessen the severity but not cure.

You might want to consult with an alternative medicine practitioner.

You can always use alternative medicine as a complement to conventional medicine and you may even find it able to reverse your condition.

No matter what point you are starting out from, you can never go wrong by strengthening your health in every aspect.

If I had this rare type of skin cancer now, at this point of my life,knowing what I do, I would probably go straight for Mohs surgery and continue to live a very Healthy Lifestyle to prevent any recurrence of the sebaceous gland cancer and/or other disease.

The choice is always yours.

Remember, I am not a health professional of any kind. I simply have been surviving stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma since 1990. I tell you my own experiences and the information I continue to learn.

And now, below is your opportunity to help spread awareness of this rare type of skin cancer. If YOU have a story or anyone you know does please help by sharing the information here.

Thank you -Gary

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Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

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Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!