NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma
(… SKWAY-mus sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A condition in which abnormal cells are found in the tissues that form the surface of the skin, the lining of the hollow organs of the body (such as the bladder and uterus), and the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue. Stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma occurs in the skin, anus, bladder, uterus, cervix, head and neck, lung, and vagina, and in other parts of the body. Also called squamous cell carcinoma in situ.