Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), also called invasive squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common type of cervical cancer. The tumour starts from squamous cells normally found in the epithelium on the outside surface of the cervix. SCC of the cervix can be keratinizing (KSCC), non-keratinizing (NKSCC), or basaloid. Keratinizing means that the tumour cells are …
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p16 is a protein made by normal cells throughout the body. It can also be made by abnormal cells including some types of cancers. It is a type of protein called a tumour suppressor. This means that the normal role of this protein is to stop the cell from changing into a cancer cell. After …
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