carcinoma

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carcinoma:

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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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
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A pragmatic and successful approach to the treatment of non-small cell carcinoma of the lung.
The type of lung cancer in the patients who died of complications from metastases was adenocarcinoma in 10 cases, small cell carcinoma in 5 cases, squamous cell carcinoma in 2 cases, and non-small cell carcinoma in 1 case.
Between May 14, 1999, and November 28, 2000, all 104 patients evaluated for surgical resection for non-small cell carcinoma of the lung (NSCCL) were evaluated with CT and PET.
14-21) Today, the surgical pathologist is expected to provide a diagnosis of small cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma on small biopsies/cytology specimens of lung cancer whenever feasible, including with the use of histochemical and/or immunohistochemical stains, and to avoid the diagnosis non-small cell carcinoma, not otherwise specified, if possible.
Thus, for patients with lung cancer, the role of the surgical pathologist has expanded from simply diagnosing non-small cell carcinoma versus small cell carcinoma to a much more complex, involved, and time-consuming process in the era of personalized health care.
Traditionally, selection of therapy required that the pathologist only differentiate between small cell carcinoma and non-small cell carcinoma.
Distribution of Specific Reference Diagnoses by Pathologists Responding With the General Category "Malignant or Suspicious" (N = 74) General Category Response Positive, Suspicious, Frequency Frequency Reference Diagnosis (%) (%) Non-small cell carcinoma 13 (23.
38) The combined SCLC is defined as SCLC in which there is a component of non-small cell carcinoma, including adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, or uncommonly, sarcomatoid carcinoma.
Pulmonary pleomorphic (spindle) cell carcinoma: peculiar clinicopathologic manifestations different from ordinary non-small cell carcinoma.