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Glossary: stage 0 nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in situ, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

stage 0 nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in situ

(... non-MEH-luh-NOH-muh skin KAR-sih-NOH-muh in SY-too)

Abnormal cells are found in the squamous cell or basal cell layer of the epidermis (topmost layer of the skin). These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue. Also called nonmelanoma carcinoma in situ.

Stage 0 nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in situ; drawing shows skin anatomy with abnormal cells in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Also shown are the dermis (inner layer of the skin) and subcutaneous tissue below the dermis.

Stage 0 nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in situ. Abnormal cells are shown in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).

2004-05-28

2011-05-05

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