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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Recent Examples on the Web Richard Barry Sobol died March 24 at his home in Sebastopol, Calif., of aspiration pneumonia, stemming from radiation treatment for squamous cell carcinoma found in a lymph node in his neck, his wife, Anne Sobol, said in an e-mail. Chevel Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, "Richard Barry Sobol, attorney who fought for civil rights in Louisiana has died," 16 Apr. 2020 Phillips was an obsessive self-learner and had delved deeply into studying different cancer facilities and specialists after his son Knox was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, "John Prine, revered singer-songwriter, dies of COVID-19 complications at 73," 7 Apr. 2020 Soon after the race, he was diagnosed with cancer: squamous cell carcinoma. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Meaningful memories, distracted dogs and spendy supplies: Mushers answer your Iditarod questions," 9 Mar. 2020 The most common subtype of anal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, caused by human papillomavirus, known as HPV. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says," 19 Nov. 2019 Per the study, consuming increased amounts of vitamin A in your diet can lower your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common form of skin cancer. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Vitamin A May Help Stave Off Skin Cancer, According to a New Study," 7 Oct. 2019 Prosecutors say a second patient died of squamous cell carcinoma after Levy misdiagnosed the patient with another form of carcinoma. CBS News, "Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 veterans," 21 Aug. 2019 Prosecutors say a second patient died of squamous cell carcinoma after Levy misdiagnosed the patient with another form of carcinoma. CBS News, "Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 veterans," 21 Aug. 2019 The much more common, and less serious types, are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Schneider said. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Preventing skin cancer starts with sunscreen no matter the time of year, Westminster dermatologist says," 15 Oct. 2019

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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. 2020.

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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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