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What is basaloid squamous cell carcinoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is a specific subtype of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma most commonly affects the tongue and larynx, but it also can be found in areas like the nasal cavity, tonsils, esophagus, lungs, and anus. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is quite uncommon, and because it's hard to diagnose and can spread throughout the body, it often becomes life-threatening.

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