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Introduction: Carcinoma

Description of Carcinoma

Carcinoma (medical condition): Cancer is caused by an abnormal overgrowth of cells with more than 100 cancer subtypes depending on which cell grows. In many cancers ...more

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Carcinoma: Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs.
Source: National Institute of Health

Carcinoma: any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Carcinoma: malignant new growth arising from epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases.
Source: CRISP

Carcinoma: A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Carcinoma: Related Topics

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Carcinoma as a Disease

Carcinoma: Another name for Cancer (or close medical condition association).
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Carcinoma: Related Diseases

Carcinoma: Carcinoma is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Carcinoma (Cancer)

Some of the symptoms of Carcinoma incude:

Treatments for Carcinoma (Cancer)

Treatments for Carcinoma (Cancer) include:

Treatment of Carcinoma: For more treatment information about Carcinoma, see treatment of Cancer (Carcinoma)

Carcinoma: Article Excerpts about Cancer

Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases. Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and keep... (Source: excerpt from Cancer: NWHIC)

Carcinoma: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Carcinoma:

Terms associated with Carcinoma:

Terms Similar to Carcinoma:

  • Carcinoma, Anaplastic
  • Carcinoma, Spindle-Cell
  • Carcinoma, Undifferentiated
  • Carcinomatosis
  • Epithelial Neoplasms, Malignant
  • Epithelioma

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Carcinoma:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Carcinoma

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Carcinoma can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Carcinoma:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Carcinoma

The following list attempts to classify Carcinoma into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • cancer,malignant neoplastic disease
  • malignant neoplasm,malignant tumor,metastatic tumor
  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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