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Cancer Terminology

 

Carcinoma Malignant tumor arising in epithelial or endothelial cells
 
   e.g. Skin - squamous carcinoma
 
         Breast Duct duct cell carcinoma
 
         Lung adenocarcinoma, squamous carcinoma
 
         GI tract adenocarcinoma
 

Sarcoma Malignant tumor arising in non-epithelial cells; in connective tissue
 
   e.g. Bone - osteosarcoma
 
         Fat liposarcoma
 
         Muscle rhabdomyosarcoma
 
         Blood vessel - hemangiosarcoma