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epidermis

The top, outer layer of the two main layers that make up the skin.

basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

A type of skin cancer that develops in the basal cells of the top layer (epidermis) of the skin.

squamous cell

One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s top layer (epidermis). It is also a found in the outer layer of the cervix (ectocervix) and in the main airways of the lungs….

squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

A type of cancer that begins in the squamous cells. Squamous cells are found in several place in the body, including the top layer (epidermis) of the skin, in the main airways of the lungs, and in the cervix….

Skin Cancer

…but can occur anywhere on the body. Skin has several layers. Skin cancer begins in the epidermis (outer layer), which is made up of squamous cells, basal cells, and melanocytes. There are several different types of skin cancer. Squamous cell…

melanocyte

One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s epidermis. Melanocytes produce melanin….

basal cell

One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s top layer (epidermis).