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squa·mous cel·l car·ci·no·ma

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  1. cancroid, squamous cell carcinomanoun

    the most common form of skin cancer


  1. Squamous cell carcinoma

    Squamous-cell carcinoma is a cancer of a kind of epithelial cell, the squamous cell. These cells are the main part of the epidermis of the skin, and this cancer is one of the major forms of skin cancer. However, squamous cells also occur in the lining of the digestive tract, lungs, and other areas of the body, and SCC occurs as a form of cancer in diverse tissues, including the lips, mouth, esophagus, urinary bladder, prostate, lung, vagina, and cervix, among others. Despite sharing the name squamous cell carcinoma, the SCCs of different body sites can show tremendous differences in their presenting symptoms, natural history, prognosis, and response to treatment. SCC is a histologically distinct form of cancer. It arises from the uncontrolled multiplication of cells of epithelium, or cells showing particular cytological or tissue architectural characteristics of squamous cell differentiation, such as the presence of keratin, tonofilament bundles, or desmosomes, structures involved in cell-to-cell adhesion. SCC is still sometimes referred to as "epidermoid carcinoma" and "squamous cell epithelioma", though the use of these terms has decreased.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squamous cell carcinoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squamous cell carcinoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • spinocelulární karcinomCzech
  • PladecellecarcinomDanish
  • PlattenepithelkarzinomeGerman
  • Carcinoma de células escamosasSpanish
  • Carcinome épidermoïdeFrench
  • स्क्वैमस सेल कार्सिनोमाHindi
  • carcinoma a cellule squamoseItalian
  • קרצינומה של תאי קשקשHebrew
  • carcinom cu celule scuamoaseRomanian
  • Плоскоклеточная карциномаRussian
  • ஸ்குலேமஸ் செல் கார்சினோமாTamil
  • పొలుసుల కణ క్యాన్సర్Telugu
  • squamous سیل کارکوماUrdu
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