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Carcinoma
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Definition of Carcinoma
A malignant tumor arising from epithelial cells. Carcinomas that arise from glandular epithelium are called adenocarcinomas, those that arise from squamous epithelium are called squamous cell carcinomas, and those that arise from transitional epithelium are called transitional cell carcinomas. Morphologically, the malignant epithelial cells may display abnormal mitotic figures, anaplasia, and necrosis. Carcinomas are graded by the degree of cellular differentiation as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated. Carcinomas invade the surrounding tissues and tend to metastasize to other anatomic sites. Lung carcinoma, skin carcinoma, breast carcinoma, colon carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma are the most frequently seen carcinomas.

Carcinoma is from the group

Epithelial Neoplasm

Other Names for Carcinoma

Carcinoma
Epithelial Carcinoma
Malignant Epithelial Neoplasm
Malignant Epithelial Tumor
Malignant Epithelioma
carcinoma
Epithelial carcinoma

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