Cancers of the Ear / Ear Cancers Glossary

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Smitha S. Dutt, PhD
Last Updated on May 05, 2015
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Glossary

Ulcer: A break in the skin or mucous membrane

Everted edge: The edge of the ulcer overlaps the skin due to the rapid growth of the cells within the ulcer

Polyps: Small growths of tissue that are usually benign but may sometimes turn malignant

Squamous cell carcinoma: Skin cancer of the squamous cells that constitute the upper layers of the skin

Malignant melanoma: A skin cancer that arises from the pigment cells of the skin

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