choriocarcinoma

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Related to malignant mole: skin cancer, melanoma

choriocarcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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choriocarcinoma

[¦kȯr·ē·ō‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A highly malignant tumor derived from chorionic tissue; found most commonly in the uterus and testis. Also known as chorioepithelioma.
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Jake Gibb will show you the three-inch scar on his left shoulder from surgery three years ago to remove a malignant mole.
Angie, of Roseberry Crescent, Great Ayton, had the malignant mole removed, but has been told nothing more can be done to stop the spread of the disease.
An ultrasound scan revealed a malignant mole embedded in her womb.
Rachel Shiels was devastated to lose her 27-year-old husband, Richard just five months after discovering a malignant mole on his back had spread cancer throughout his system.

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