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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….

solar keratosis

A red, scaly spot on the skin that is a sign of sun damage to the skin. Also called a sunspot….

erythroplakia

A red velvety spot or patch in the mouth that may be precancerous.

alveoli

The tiny air sacs in the lungs, where oxygen enters the blood and carbon dioxide leaves it.

antibody

Part of the body’s immune system. Antibodies are proteins made by the blood in response to an invader (antigen) in the body. They help protect against viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances.

carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)

A protein that may be in the blood of a person with bowel cancer.

deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot that forms in the veins of the leg, often caused by immobility after an operation or long-distance travel.

CA-125

A protein found in the blood that is often higher than normal in women with ovarian cancer.

mediastinum

The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….