basal cell


Definition of basal cell

: one of the innermost cells of the deeper epidermis of the skin

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Worley called him that night and told him that his basal cell carcinoma was misdiagnosed, Darner said. Anchorage Daily News, "How Veterans Affairs failed to stop a pathologist who misdiagnosed 3,000 cases," 30 Aug. 2019 Keri Lynn Noble was first diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma — a type of skin cancer — in 2016. Fox News, "Ex-cheerleader's skin cancer left her with graphic, gaping hole in head," 25 July 2019 The applications of RADiant include non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Radiant Therapy, USA TODAY, "New technology helps treat skin cancer without surgery," 8 July 2019 According to Mayo Clinic, basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that is thought to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "Melanie Griffith Makes Plea to Fans After Revealing "Final Stage" to Remove Skin Cancer," 27 Aug. 2018 According to Jaliman, people with XP have a high risk of developing every type of skin cancer — from basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers to melanoma., "For Children with This Rare Life-Threatening Skin Condition, Sunlight Can Kill," 23 Mar. 2018 The study also revealed for the first time a higher rate of non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, among flight attendants. Alice Park, Time, "Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says," 26 June 2018 Having a basal cell carcinoma may not seem all that scary. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Skin Cancer: A Visual Guide to Identifying Warning Signs on Your Body," 2 July 2018 As Allure previously reported, basal cell carcinoma is one of the top two most common types of skin cancer, the other one being squamous cell carcinoma. Emily Wang, Allure, "Caitlyn Jenner Just Revealed That She Had Skin Cancer Removed From Her Nose," 20 Mar. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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: one of the innermost cells of the deeper epidermis of the skin

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