squamous cell carcinoma

noun

Definition of squamous cell carcinoma

: a carcinoma that is made up of or arises from squamous cells and usually occurs in areas of the body exposed to strong sunlight over many years

Examples of squamous cell carcinoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While other skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), tend to stay confined to one location, melanoma works a bit differently. Seraphina Seow, Health.com, 23 June 2021 Rivera has tried to rebuild the culture while battling a form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, as off-the-field drama has piled up. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 27 Dec. 2020 If you've been diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs surgery most likely has been mentioned as a treatment option. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 May 2021 In 2010, Douglas was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma oral cancer, also known as throat cancer. Paulina Jayne Isaac, Glamour, 6 Apr. 2021 He was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the neck and throat in 2007. Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Rivera, the second Latino coach in NFL history, handled it all – navigating a pandemic, listening to his players in a summer of racial reckoning and then tackling his August diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2020 Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and started treatment as the season began. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2020 The 58-year-old was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer typically found in the middle to outer layers of skin, in August. Allen Kim, CNN, 26 Oct. 2020

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Squamous cell carcinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamous%20cell%20carcinoma. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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squamous cell carcinoma

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variants: or squamous-cell carcinoma

Medical Definition of squamous cell carcinoma

: a carcinoma that is made up of or arises from squamous cells and usually occurs in areas of the body exposed to strong sunlight over a period of many years More often than not, skin cancers turn out to be basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma; both are "nonmelanomas" and are usually not fatal.— Claudia Kalb, Newsweek, 21 June 1999 More than 90 percent of esophageal cancers are either squamous-cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas.— Peter C. Enzinger and Robert J. Mayer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 4 Dec. 2003

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