squamous cell


Definition of squamous cell

: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium

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Recent Examples on the Web Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera revealed Thursday he has been diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the neck, a team spokesman confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera says he has been diagnosed with cancer," 21 Aug. 2020 According to the Mayo Clinic, squamous cell cancer is a form of skin cancer. oregonlive, "Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera reveals he has cancer," 21 Aug. 2020 Rivera has squamous cell cancer of the neck and plans to continue to coach Washington while receiving treatment for the disease, ESPN and NFL Network reported. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Washington coach Ron Rivera tells players he has cancer," 21 Aug. 2020 After a lip sunburn, precancerous inflammation called actinic cheilitis (AC) can develop, and that could lead to squamous cell cancer. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Sunburned Lips: The Best Ways to Soothe and Heal Them, According to Dermatologists," 2 July 2020 Cancer comes calling for Prine In early 1998, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck and had surgery and radiation therapy. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "John Prine, a 2-time Grammy winner who was 'Pure Kentucky,' dies of COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Skin cancer is becoming increasingly common in the U.S., and indoor tanning causes more than 450,000 basal and squamous cell cancers and more than 10,000 melanomas each year, Linos and colleagues write in JAMA Network Open. NBC News, "Tanning salons cluster in neighborhoods with more gay, bisexual men," 18 Oct. 2019 With diagnosis, every minute counts Since her mother died, Margaret Rhead has had two more cancers: uterine and squamous cell skin cancer. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "In a small Michigan town, one woman's determination could save lives," 1 Oct. 2018 Cases of squamous cell lung cancer did decrease after the surgeon general's warning, but another type, adenocarcinoma, increased. Risa Robinson, CNN, "The way you vape could make it even more dangerous," 16 Sep. 2019

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Squamous cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamous%20cell. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of squamous cell

: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium

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