stage 0 nonmelanoma skin carcinoma in situ

Pronunciation: (... 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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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

2004-05-28 Date last modified: 2011-05-05Skin Cancer TreatmentCáncer de piel: Tratamiento