basal cell carcinoma

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basal cell carcinoma

A slow-growing, locally invasive, but rarely metastasizing neoplasm of the skin derived from basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles.

ba′sal cell` carcino′ma

a common and usu. curable skin cancer that arises from basal cells of the epithelium.

ba·sal cell car·ci·no·ma

n. carcinoma de célula basal, neoplasma epitelial de crecimiento moderado invasivo derivado de células basales de la epidermis o de folículos pilosos.
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Skin cancer can include squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, angiosarcoma, verrucous carcinoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, and leiomyosarcoma.
The most common malignancies are cutaneous, including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and, occasionally, malignant melanoma.

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