squamous cell carcinoma

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squamous cell carcinoma

n.
A carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium. It is the most common form of skin cancer and can also develop in the lungs and other organs.
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Noun1.squamous cell carcinoma - the most common form of skin cancer
skin cancer - a malignant neoplasm of the skin
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Tanning increases your risk of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the skin: Analysis Singapore Cancer Registry Data 1968-1997.
Dr Ahmad Hazem Takiddin, HMC clinical lead of dermatology cancer added,"There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma." The majority of diagnosed skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr Ahmad Hazem Takiddin, HMC clinical lead of dermatology cancer added:"There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma."
Ahmad Hazem Takiddin, HMC Clinical Lead of Dermatology Cancer added: "There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma."
Exposure to sun not only causes pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) skin lesions - caused by loss of the skin's immune function, it also leads to benign tumors, fine and coarse wrinkles, freckles, sallowness - a yellow discoloration of the skin, telangiectasias - the dilation of small blood vessels under the skin, and elastosis - the destruction of the elastic tissue causing lines and wrinkles.
Papillary carcinomas are also described with several other variants like focal insular component, spindle and giant cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma [10].
Finally, malignant tumors of the nose include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma [9].
Reference diagnoses included non-small cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, carcinoid tumor, and metastatic carcinoma not otherwise specified.
KEY WORDS: Cervical squamous cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma antigen, Tumor marker.