skin tumour

Infiltrating basal cell carcinoma

What is infiltrating basal cell carcinoma? Infiltrating basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “infiltrating” because the tumour is made up of very small …
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Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma

What is sclerosing basal cell carcinoma? Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “sclerosing” because the tumour is made up of very small …
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Micronodular basal cell carcinoma

What is micronodular basal cell carcinoma? Micronodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “micronodular” because the tumour is made up of very small …
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Superficial basal cell carcinoma

What is superficial basal cell carcinoma? Superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “superficial” because most of the tumour is found just under …
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Nodular basal cell carcinoma

What is nodular basal cell carcinoma? Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized basal cells that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis. This type of cancer is called “nodular” because the tumour cells connect together to form large …
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Basosquamous carcinoma of the skin

What is basosquamous carcinoma? Basosquamous carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. It is a more aggressive variant of basal cell carcinoma. In addition to the typical features of basal cell carcinoma, basosquamous carcinoma also shows features of another type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. The tumour starts from specialized basal cells found …
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Cylindroma

What is a cylindroma? Cylindroma is a non-cancerous type of skin tumour. The tumour develops from sweat glands normally found in the skin. People with Brooke–Spiegler syndrome commonly develop multiple cylindromas. This syndrome is associated with an alteration in the gene CLYD. Where are cylindromas found? Cylindromas are typically found on the head and neck …
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Spiradenoma

What is a spiradenoma? Spiradenoma is a non-cancerous type of skin tumour. The tumour develops from sweat glands normally found in the skin. People with Brooke–Spiegler syndrome commonly develop multiple spiradenomas. This syndrome is associated with an alteration in the gene CLYD. Where are spiradenomas found? Spiradenomas are typically found on the face, upper chest, …
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Hidradenoma

What is a hidradenoma? Hidradenoma is a non-cancerous type of skin tumour. The tumour develops from sweat glands normally found in the skin. A genetic alteration called a fusion involving the genes CRTC1 and MAML2 is commonly found in hidradenoma. Where are hidradenoma found? Hidradenoma can be found anywhere on the body although it is …
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Poroma

What is a poroma? Poroma is a non-cancerous type of skin tumour. The tumour develops from sweat glands normally found in the skin. Where are poromas found? Poromas are commonly found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and extremities (arms and legs), however, other sites can also be involved. How do …
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