choriocarcinoma

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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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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.
Penny Hutch, who is now in remission following an operation to remove a malignant mole from her leg, said: "When I found out what I had I really thought I was going to die.

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