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Diseases » Mucinous carcinoma » Glossary

Glossary for Mucinous carcinoma

  • Brachial Plexus Injury: Damage to the nerves controlling the shoulder and arm (often from childbirth).
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Hemorrhage: Bleeding of any type (especially when referring to severe bleeding)
  • Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen: Tamoxifen is a drug used to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer but is also deemed to be carcinogenic to humans as it increases the risk of developing other cancers. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure. Tamoxifen exposure is associated mainly with an increased risk of developing uterine cancer.
  • Lymphedema: Swelling causes by lymphatic fluid retention
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.


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