squamous cell carcinoma
noun Date: 1907 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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  • squamous cell carcinoma — n a carcinoma that is made up of or arises from squamous cells and usu. occurs in areas of the body exposed to strong sunlight over a period of many years …   Medical dictionary

  • Squamous cell carcinoma — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Squamous cell carcinoma, NOS Caption = SCC of the skin tends to arise from pre malignant lesions, actinic keratoses; surface is usually scaly and often ulcerates (as shown here). ICD10 = C44 ICD9 = ICD9|173 ICDO =… …   Wikipedia

  • squamous cell carcinoma — noun the most common form of skin cancer • Syn: ↑cancroid • Derivationally related forms: ↑cancroid (for: ↑cancroid) • Hypernyms: ↑skin cancer * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • squamous cell carcinoma — SCC any cancer of squamous epithelium, arising from such tissues as the skin and the lining of the upper airways and digestive tract (especially in the head and neck). SCC is the second commonest form of skin cancer (after basal cell carcinoma),… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • squamous cell carcinoma — (SCC) the second commonest form of skin cancer (after basal cell carcinoma), occurring usually in late middle and old age. Sunlight is the commonest cause but other environmental carcinogens may be responsible. SCC is mainly found on areas… …   Medical dictionary

  • squamous cell carcinoma — noun a malignant, epithelial tumour, metastatic in nature, primarily caused by excessive exposure to the sun and appearing as a thickened red, scaly spot on the skin. Compare basal cell carcinoma. Also, SCC …   Australian English dictionary

  • squamous-cell carcinoma — Carcinoma that develops from the squamous layer of the epithelium. Slow growing …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • squamous cell carcinoma — Cancer that begins in squamous cells, which are thin, flat cells that look like fish scales. Squamous cells are found in the tissue that forms the surface of the skin, the lining of the hollow organs of the body, and the passages of the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Squamous cell carcinoma in situ — An early stage of skin cancer. Also known as Bowen s disease. This is a tumor that develops from the squamous cells which are flat, scalelike cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epithelium). The term in situ (borrowed from the Romans) means …   Medical dictionary

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