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Basal cell carcinoma can look like a zit or a mole and is usually pinkish or flesh-toned in color, while squamous cell carcinoma looks more like a wart that bleeds if scratched or bumped.
He was first diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which led to him having surgery to have a portion of his upper jaw removed in June 2013.
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.
There are other types of skin cancers that are less concerning, mainly squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, which tend to be (thankfully) much more common than melanoma.
Kelly was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw in 2013 before having surgery.
Kelly was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in 2013, and a year later contracted MRSA in his bones, shortly after having been declared cancer-free.
Basal and squamous cell carcinomas aren't uncommon, as 5.4 million cases are diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
The most common forms of this disease are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
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squamous cell carcinoma
medical Definition of squamous cell carcinoma
- 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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