A form of malignant cancer arising from epithelial tissue. The term was earlier applied to all forms of cancer, or to certain non-malignant forms. It is contrasted with sarcoma, a malignant form of cancer arising from connective tissue. See Cancer.
A malignant tumour arising from epithelial cells, which are cells lining the external or internal surfaces of the body. Carcinomas spread by local infiltration and may also spread to distant sites such as lung, liver, lymph nodes and bone. See also metastasis
(kar-sih-NO-mah) Malignant growth that arises from epithelium, found in skin or, more commonly, the lining of body organs (e.g., breast, prostate, lung, stomach, bowel). Carcinomas tend to infiltrate into adjacent tissue and spread (metastasize) to distant organs (e.g., to bone, liver, lung, brain).
Malignant (cancerous) growth that tends to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize (travel to and grow in) to other regions of the body. The tumor is firm, irregular and nodular with a well-defined border.
A cancer arising from epithelial cells, including the external epithelia (mainly skin and linings of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and cervix) and the internal epithelia that line various glands (e.g., breast, pancreas, thyroid). See cancer.
A subtype of cancer that develops from tissues covering or lining organs or glands of the body, such as skin, colon, lung, or breast. Most of the cancers are carcinomas. Some cancers that arise from connective tissues like bone are called sarcomas. Cancer arising from the white blood cells is called leukaemia.
A malignant tumor arising from epithelial cells, which are cells lining the external or internal surfaces of the body. Carcinomas spread to nearby tissues. They may also spread to distant sites such as lung, liver, lymph nodes and bone. At least 80% of all cancers carcinomas.
A malignant NEOPLASM whose cells appear to be derived from EPITHELIUM. This word can be used by itself or as a suffix. Cancers composed of columnar epithelial cells are often called adenocarcinomas. Those of squamous cells are called squamous cell carcinomas. The type of cancer typically recapitulates the type of epithelium that normally lines the affected organ. For instance, almost all cancers of the colon are adenocarcinomas, and columnar epithelium is the normal lining of the colon. There are exceptions, however.
A form of cancer that develops in tissues covering the lining organs of the body, such as the skin, the uterus, the lung, or the breast; adenocarcinoma affects glandular tissue, squamous cell carcinoma affects epithelial tissue.
Any of the various types of cancerous tumors that form in the epithelial tissues, the tissue forming the outer layer of the body surface and lining the digestive tract and other hollow structures. Examples of this kind of cancer include, breast, lung, and prostate cancer
A malignant tumor that arises from epithelium found in skin or, more commonly, the lining of body organs, for example, breast, prostate, lung, stomach or bowel. Carcinomas tend to infiltrate into adjacent tissue and spread (metastasize) to distant organs, for example, to bone, liver, lung or the brain.
malignant tumour arising from epithelial cells lining, for example, the alimentary, respiratory and urogenital tracts and from epidermis, also from solid viscera such as the liver, pancreas, kidneys and some endocrine glands.
cancer which, in the breast, begins in the lining of lobules or ducts, thus giving lobular carcinoma and ductal carcinoma. Carcinoma–in–situ (DCIS): cancer which has not spread from its place of origin in a breast lobule (LCIS) or duct (DCIS). Chemotherapy (cytotoxic therapy): a treatment for cancer using drugs, usually given by injection into a vein.
A malignant tumour of the epithelial cells (a tissue which covers the glands) which tends to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and produce metastases.A carcinoma in situ, although having malignant properties, does not show signs of surrounding tissue invasion and is thus unable to spread to other organs.
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In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. It is malignant by definition: carcinomas invade surrounding tissues and organs, and may spread to lymph nodes and distal sites (metastasis). Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is a pre-malignant condition, in which cytological signs of malignancy are present, but there is no histological evidence of invasion through the epithelial basement membrane.