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Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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A squamous cell carcinoma that arises from any of the following anatomic sites: lip and oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, and salivary glands. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck, Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, NOS, SCCHN, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Term info

Subsets

NCIT_C126659, NCIT_C102905, NCIT_C103075, oncotree_slim

ALT DEFINITION

Cancer of the head and neck that begins in squamous cells (thin, flat cells that form the surface of the skin, eyes, various internal organs, and the lining of hollow organs and ducts of some glands). Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck includes cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, and larynx (voice box). Most head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.

Legacy Concept Name

Head_and_Neck_Squamous_Cell_Carcinoma

Neoplastic Status

Malignant

Preferred Name

Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Semantic Type

Neoplastic Process

UMLS CUI

C1168401

code

C34447