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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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 He initially was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which led to him having surgery to have a portion of his upper jaw removed in June 2013. David Furones, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Miami Hurricanes great Jim Kelly to be honored with Jimmy V award at ESPYs," 4 June 2018 Apart from painful burns, cancers like squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, hemangioma or hemangiosarcoma can be caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "In summer, your light-skinned dogs need nontoxic sunscreen | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Since the rays penetrate deep into the skin, exposure causes photoaging and the DNA damage that can lead to aggressive basal and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Case For Wearing Sunscreen Every Single Day," 4 Dec. 2017 Beyond Incyte’s failed combination trial, other proof-of-concept trials are ongoing in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Raymond J. Tesi, STAT, "Combination immunotherapy may have failed in the Incyte/Merck trial, but it’s here to stay," 23 Apr. 2018 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. Emily Wang, Allure, "Caitlyn Jenner Just Revealed That She Had Skin Cancer Removed From Her Nose," 20 Mar. 2018

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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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