Squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC)
- A skin tumor or cancer likely derived from the keratinocytes (skin- surface cells) closer to the surface of the skin. There are several grades of squamous-cell carcinoma, depending on how unusual the tumor's cells are. The less normal (and less natural) the cells are, the more aggressively (badly) they usually behave. For example, poorly differentiated (not looking much like any normal tissue found in the skin) squamous-cell carcinoma has a much greater tendency to spread unchecked and kill a patient than well-differentiated SCC.
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