Definition of Adenocarcinoma

A common cancer characterized by the presence of malignant glandular cells. Morphologically, adenocarcinomas are classified according to the growth pattern (e.g., papillary, alveolar) or according to the secreting product (e.g., mucinous, serous). Representative examples of adenocarcinoma are ductal and lobular breast carcinoma, lung adenocarcinoma, renal cell adenocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma), colon adenocarcinoma, and prostate adenocarcinoma.

Adenocarcinoma is from the group

Carcinoma
Glandular Cell Neoplasm

Other Names for Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma
adenocarcinoma

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