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

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His wife, Ulla, said the cause was squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. Allan Kozinn, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Colgrass, composer who transcended genres, dies at 87," 10 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 In a separate trial, Kura is testing the drug in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kura Oncology reports lymphoma success with cancer drug," 17 June 2019 The most common type of anal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, originates in the cells lining the anal canal, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Actress shines light on HPV's link to anal cancers," 6 June 2019 Willie Davis, of Cambria County, Pa., was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Navy veteran, 66, with terminal cancer holds yard sales to raise money for funeral," 27 Sep. 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 Technically, squamous cell carcinomas are most common in people who are older with light skin. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Skin Cancer: A Visual Guide to Identifying Warning Signs on Your Body," 2 July 2018 Luckily, squamous cell carcinomas are treated fairly easily with the same methods used to treat basal cells. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Skin Cancer: A Visual Guide to Identifying Warning Signs on Your Body," 2 July 2018

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squamous cell carcinoma

noun
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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