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Basal Cell Carcinoma; Basal Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer; Merkel Cell Cancer 

Flaxseed oil; Graine de lin; Leinsamen; Linseed; Linseed oil; Lint bells; Linum; Linum usitatissimum; Winterlein 

Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the skin. The skin is the body's largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has several layers, but the two main layers are the epidermis (upper or outer layer) and the dermis (lower or inner layer). Skin cancer begins in the epidermis, which is made up of 3 kinds of cells: Squamous cells: Thin...

The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of prostate cancer. Also called linseed.


Skin Cancer as related to Flaxseed