Extremely rare, but true: a particular type of skin cancer is able to heal spontaneously without any treatment. Its genetic origin has been identified, which could help the search to discover new cancer therapies.
A tumor that expresses often means the beginning of a long struggle against cancer, based on surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy … Therefore the very idea of a cancer cure by itself is somewhat original … but it does exist! This is a skin cancer, very rare, called keratoacanthoma, Ferguson-Smith epithelioma or squamous multiple spontaneously cured (MSSE).
Characterized by the sudden appearance of a tumor at the skin cancer is composed of keratinizing squamous cells, the very ones responsible for the formation of the upper layers of the epidermis. It usually appears during childhood or adolescence or young adulthood, usually on the head. If it heals gradually, leaving more or less visible scars, new tumors often recur periodically.