Mother with Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Hello - I write here for my mother. She has had many burns and Mohs surgery for squamous cell growths. She has had reconstructive surgery on her left, lower eye lid twice for recurrent squamous cell cancer. She has had numerous growths removed all over her body and the latest on her chest was considered a "invasive squamous cell carcinoma". We are going to the dermatologist again for another large growth on her shoulder. The ones on her legs don’t heal well because she has swollen legs due to heart failure. It seems every 3 months we are having another growth removed. What does this all mean? Does she have cancer? Is there a medication she can take to calm these growths down?

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