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  eMedicine - Gallbladder, Carcinoma : Article by Gregory M Szarnecki, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
GB carcinoma is found incidentally in 1-3% of cholecystectomy specimens and in 0.5-2.4% of postmortem examinations.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder in a 66-year-old man. Transverse ultrasonogram shows gallbladder filled with shadowing stones (arrow) surrounded by hypoechoic liver parenchyma, which represents direct invasion of carcinoma.
A 65-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder and invasion of the liver.
www.emedicine.com /radio/topic289.htm   (1968 words)

  Nikon MicroscopyU: Human Pathology Digital Image Gallery - Oat Cell Carcinoma
Oat cell carcinoma, also known as small cell carcinoma, is a type of lung cancer that is characterized by small, oat-shaped malignant cells.
Oat cell carcinoma is extremely aggressive and, in the majority of cases, by the time a diagnosis is made, the cancer has already metastasized to other parts of the body.
Due to the high metastatic rate of oat cell carcinomas, the cancer is rarely well suited for treatment by surgery, though in some limited stage cases of the cancer in which the lymph nodes are not involved it may be recommended.
www.microscopyu.com /galleries/pathology/oatcellcarcinoma.html   (577 words)

 Carcinoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is a pre-malignant condition, in which cytological signs of malignancy are present, but there is no histological evidence of invasion through the epithelial basement membrane.
Sometimes a tumour is referred to by the presumptive organ of the primary (eg carcinoma of the prostate) or the putative cell of origin (hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma).
This is a common in the lung forming 30-40% of all lung carcinomas, found peripherally, arising from goblet cells or type II pneumocytes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carcinoma   (496 words)

 Nikon MicroscopyU: Human Pathology Digital Image Gallery - Prostate Carcinoma
Prostate carcinoma is generally a very slow-growing type of cancer and most typically develops late in life.
Prostate Carcinoma at 40x Magnification - In as few as 5 percent of prostate cancer cases, the tumor is a small cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, endometrioid cancer, or other type of cancer other than an adenocarcinoma.
Prostate Carcinoma at 10x Magnification - Oftentimes several prostate carcinoma treatment approaches are used in conjunction with one another to increase the likelihood that all malignant cells are destroyed or removed.
www.microscopyu.com /galleries/pathology/prostatecarcinoma.html   (579 words)

 Hepatocellular Carcinoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By Howard J. Worman, M. Hepatocellular carcinoma is cancer that arises from hepatocytes, the major cell type of the liver.
Blood alpha-fetoprotein is a useful marker for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
About 70% of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have elevated blood alpha-fetoprotein concentrations; however, it is not specific for this condition.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/gi/carcinoma.html   (391 words)

 Merkel Cell Carcinoma:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine cancer of the skin, is a rare type of disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found on or just beneath the skin and in hair follicles.
Treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma depends on the stage of the disease, and the patient's age and overall condition.
After Merkel cell carcinoma has been diagnosed (found), more tests will be done to find out if cancer cells have spread from the place the cancer started to other parts of the body.
www.acor.org /cnet/62885.html   (1365 words)

 Squamous cell carcinoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medicine, squamous cell carcinoma is a form of cancer of the carcinoma type that may occur in many different organs, including the skin, mouth, esophagus, lungs, and cervix.
Squamous cell carcinomas account for about 20% of non-melanoma skin cancers, (with basal cell carcinomas accounting for about 80%), but are clinically more significant because of their ability to metastasize.
Squamous cell carcinoma is usually developed in the epithelial layer of the skin and sometimes in various mucous membranes of the body.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Squamous_cell_carcinoma   (333 words)

 Nasopharyngeal carcinoma - MayoClinic.com
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is located behind the nose and above the back of the throat.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States, comprising only 2 percent of all head and neck cancers.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma causes signs and symptoms that may suggest a variety of diseases and conditions.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma/DS00756   (290 words)

 Skin cancer symptoms, signs, prevention, and treatment and information on the types of skin cancer on MedicineNet.com
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and accounts for more than 90 percent of all skin cancer in the U.S. These cancers almost never spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.
A basal cell carcinoma usually begins as a small, dome-shaped bump and is often covered by small, superficial blood vessels called telangiectases.
Mohs micrographic surgery is preferred for large basal cell carcinomas, those that recur after previous treatment, or lesions affecting parts of the body where experience shows that recurrence is common after treatment by other methods.
www.medicinenet.com /skin_cancer/article.htm   (1339 words)

 Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare tumor afflicting only one to two persons per one million population.
Nonfunctioning carcinomas may be heralded by symptoms of local invasion by tumor or by metastases.
The stage of adrenocortical carcinoma is determined by the size of the primary tumor, the degree of local invasion, and whether it has spread to regional lymph nodes or distant sites.
www.webmd.com /content/article/5/1680_50289.htm   (2262 words)

 Teaching File Case#12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
RCC is rare in the pediatric age group accounting for 5% of renal tumors in patients less than 21 years old.
Papillary carcinomas are associated with trisomy 7 and 17.
Clear cell carcinoma tends to be of low grade.
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 Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Skin Cancer Health Guide
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer found in Caucasians, and is usually found on fair-skinned persons.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma is 95 percent, when properly treated.
Squamous cell carcinoma is typically is found on the rim of the ear, face, lips and mouth, however, it can spread to other parts of the body.
www.umm.edu /skincancer/squamous.htm   (149 words)

 LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, is generally considered to be a pre-cancerous condition.
Carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues that cover internal organs—such as breast tissue.
Normal breast with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) in an enlarged cross-section of the lobule
www.breastcancer.org /lcis_lobular_carcinoma_in_situ.html   (160 words)

 Cancer Picture:Detailed and Non-Graphic
Since Epithelelial tissue covers the surface of the body and lines the internal cavities, carcinomas include cancer of the skin, breast, liver, pancreas, intestines, lung, prostate and thyroid gland.
Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found somewhere in the body, but the place where they first started growing (the origin or primary site) cannot be found.
If the cancer is a poorly differentiated carcinoma (the cancer cells look very different than normal cells), your treatment will probably be chemotherapy.
www.cancer-info.com /canpic.htm   (1396 words)

 Adrenocortical Carcinoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cancer of the adrenal cortex, (a rare cancer-approximately 1 in 2,000,000 cancer occurrence) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the adrenal cortex, which is the outside layer of the adrenal gland.
In my opinion, the rare cancer Adrenocortical Carcinoma is a cancer that does not lend itself to a "wait and see" approach after surgical removal of an Adrenocortical Carcinoma tumor.
This fund supports the research of Professor Rena V. Sellin, MD and her associates at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who are involved in adrenocortical carcinoma clinical treatment and research.
pages.zdnet.com /beverlin/adrenocorticalcarcinoma   (1150 words)

 uhrad.com - Body Imaging Teaching Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Subsequent ultrasound evaluation confirms the solid nature of the thyroid mass and biopsy confirmed thyroid carcinoma.
There is an increased incidence of thyroid carcinoma in patients with a history of neck radiation.
Only a small minority of patients with thyroid nodules have thyroid carcinoma, 90% of these are papillary in histology.
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 AllRefer Health - Renal Cell Carcinoma (Adenocarcinoma of Renal Cells, Cancer - Kidney, Hypernephroma, Kidney Cancer, ...
Renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer that involves cancerous changes in the cells of the renal tubule, is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults
Renal cell carcinoma affects about 3 in 10,000 people, resulting in about 31,000 new cases in the US per year.
Some people may also have inherited an increased risk to develop renal cell carcinoma, and a family history of kidney cancer increases the risk.
health.allrefer.com /health/renal-cell-carcinoma-info.html   (446 words)

 eMedicine - Basal Cell Carcinoma : Article by Michael L Ramsey, MD
Superficial basal carcinoma cure rates of 70-100% should be expected after a 6-week course of 5-times-per-week application, as shown in studies.
Scale, erythema, and a threadlike raised border are present in this superficial basal cell carcinoma on the trunk.
Pigmented basal cell carcinoma has features of nodular basal cell carcinoma with the addition of dark pigmentation from melanin deposition.
www.medscape.com /files/emedicine/basal-cell-carcinoma   (4438 words)

 Dr. Koop - Medullary carcinoma of thyroid
Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid is a malignancy of the thyroid gland arising from the C cell, which secretes the hormone calcitonin.
The cause is unknown, but is not thought to be related to radiation therapy, as opposed to other thyroid cancers.
Other types of thyroid cancer are papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid, follicular tumor of the thyroid, thyroid lymphoma, and metastatic thyroid cancer.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/000374.html   (373 words)

 eMedicine - Fibrolamellar Carcinoma : Article by Michael Choti, MD
Fibrolamellar carcinoma: Note the large tumor size in the background of a noncirrhotic liver.
T1-weighted MRI of a fibrolamellar carcinoma in the left lobe of the liver.
T2-weighted MRI of a fibrolamellar carcinoma in the left lobe of the liver, demonstrating a heterogeneous appearance with a central scar.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic787.htm   (4606 words)

 Carcinoma definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Carcinoma: Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover body organs.
For example, carcinoma can arise in the breast, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and stomach.
Skin Cancer - Learn the types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma), their causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention techniques.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20677   (120 words)

 uhrad.com - Body Imaging Teaching Files
Case 193 - Cecal Carcinoma: Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule
Case 206 - Thyroid Carcinoma with Skeletal Metastases
Case 210 - Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus
www.uhrad.com /ctarc.htm   (664 words)

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