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Ovarian Cancer: Adenocarcinoma

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Updated May 31, 2008

Definition: This is a two-part term which describes a cancer (carcinoma) arising from cells within glands (adeno). Cancers that have glandular linings include ovarian, breast, colon, uterine, lung and others.
Pronunciation: add-ehno-car-sin-oh-mah
Common Misspellings: karsinoma carsinoma
Examples:
Most ovarian malignancies are adenocarcinomas.

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