carcinoma

Definitions of carcinoma
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n any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer

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cancer of the liver, liver cancer
malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort
adenocarcinoma, glandular cancer, glandular carcinoma
malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
breast cancer
cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
carcinoma in situ, preinvasive cancer
a cluster of malignant cells that has not yet invaded the deeper epithelial tissue or spread to other parts of the body
colon cancer
a malignant tumor of the colon; early symptom is bloody stools
embryonal carcinoma
malignant neoplasm of the testis
endometrial cancer, endometrial carcinoma
cancer of the uterine lining
hepatocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoma, malignant hepatoma
carcinoma of the liver
lung cancer
carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer
mesothelioma
a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
oat cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma
highly malignant carcinoma composed of small round or egg-shaped cells with little cytoplasm; lung cancers are frequently oat cell carcinomas
oral cancer
malignant neoplasm of the lips of mouth; most common in men over the age of 60
pancreatic cancer
cancer of the pancreas
seminoma, testicular cancer
malignant tumor of the testis; usually occurring in older men
skin cancer
a malignant neoplasm of the skin
trophoblastic cancer
malignant neoplasm of the uterus derived from the epithelium of the chorion
cancroid, squamous cell carcinoma
the most common form of skin cancer
prostate cancer, prostatic adenocarcinoma
cancer of the prostate gland
epithelioma
a malignant tumor of the epithelial tissue
malignant melanoma, melanoma
any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
Type of:
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease
any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream

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