carcinomanoun [ C ]uk /kɑː.sɪˈnəʊ.mə/ us /kɑːr.səˈnoʊ.mə/ specialized
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- A carcinoma or cancer is a malignant tumor, that is, one that tends to grow worse and to reappear if it apparently is removed.
- A frequent symptom of carcinoma of the uterus is hemorrhage at irregular times after the menopause.
- Glandular carcinoma originates in organs such as the breast, and in the glands of mucous membranes and skin.
- Transition forms between adenoma and carcinoma are also met with in the rectum and large intestine, and these should be treated on the same lines as cancer.