Basal cell carcinoma


Basal cell carcinoma
n. BCC, common form of skin cancer malignant tumor (usually doesn't metastasizes) in which the cancer cells look like the basal cells of the epidermis and is found on the face and neck where the skin is exposed to ultraviolet sunlight (it appears as a bleeding or scabbing sore that does not heal)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • basal-cell carcinoma — n a skin cancer derived from and preserving the form of the basal cells of the skin …   Medical dictionary

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  • basal cell carcinoma — BCC the commonest form of skin cancer. Although classified as a malignant tumour, it grows very slowly. BCC usually occurs on the central area of the face, especially in fair skinned people; the prevalence increases greatly with exposure to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • basal cell carcinoma — noun a cancer of the deep layers of the skin, caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight, and occurring as a shiny, rounded lump that may change in size and colour. Compare squamous cell carcinoma. Also, BCC …   Australian English dictionary

  • basal cell carcinoma — (= BCC; rodent ulcer) Common carcinoma derived from the basal cells of the epidermis. Often a consequence of exposure to sunlight and much more common in those with fair skin; rarely metastasises …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • basal cell carcinoma — ba′sal cell carcino′ma n. pat a common and usu. curable skin cancer that arises from basal cells of the epithelium …   From formal English to slang

  • basal cell carcinoma — the most common form of skin cancer, consisting of an epithelial tumor of the skin originating from neoplastic differentiation of basal cells; many patients have histories of exposure to ionizing radiation, and less often of arsenic poisoning.… …   Medical dictionary

  • basal cell carcinoma — A type of skin cancer that arises from the basal cells, small round cells found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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