Friday, January 13, 2017

What is carcinoma?

Carcinoma, a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor is a type of cancer that starts in cells that make up the skin or the tissue lining organs, such as the liver or kidneys. It is also can be defined as a malignant tumor of connective tissue.

Carcinomas may affect the breast, lung, prostate, and colon and are among the most common types of cancer in adults.

Breast cancer is a carcinoma that develops from the cells of the breast and can spread to adjacent lymph nodes and other body sites.

Carcinomas can occur in many parts of the body, and common types of carcinoma are:
*Basal cell carcinoma
*Squamous cell carcinoma
*Renal cell carcinoma
*Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
*Invasive ductal carcinoma
*Adenocarcinoma
What is carcinoma?
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