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