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What is the definition or description of: mucinous carcinoma?

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 23 years experience
Colloid carcinoma: Clusters of small uniform cells floating in lakes of extracellular mucin. Usually older women (mean age 71 years) slow growing breast cancer.
Dr. Edward Eckert
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Type of cancer: Mucinous carcinoma is a type of adenocarcinoma (a malignant tumor arising from glands) in which abundant mucin is present. Mucin is a protein produced by certain types of epithelial tissues. Mucinous carcinomas, also called colloid carcinomas, can be found in a variety of organs, including breast, lung, and colon. Depending on the organ, a mucinous carcinoma may have a different prognosis.

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