Comparison of Carcinoma and Sarcoma

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