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What is the difference between carcinoma and sarcoma?

What is the difference between carcinoma and sarcoma?

Cell of origin: Both are malignancies. Carcinoma arises from the lining tissues- both on the outside (e.g. Skin) and inside(intestine). Sarcomas from the mesenchyme- the tissues inside the lining. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the difference between sarcoma and carcinoma?

What is the difference between sarcoma and carcinoma?

Different cancers: Sarcomas are very rare cancers that arise from bone, muscle, nerves, blood vessels or other connective tissues. Carcinomas are very common cancers that tend form glands. Most common examples are breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and renal (kidney) cancer, among others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sarcoma and a carcinoma?

Different origins: The suffix "oma" signifies a malignant lesion Since the body has various sources from which cellular and organ structures are derived different tumor types similarly arise. The epithelial cells comprising the tracheobronchial tree and those cells that comprise the lining of the GI tract form malignant lesions known as carcinomas. Those supportive cells of muscle, bone form sarcomas. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sarcoma and carcinoma cancers?

Derivation: sarcomas arise from supportive tissues of the body. They are found in and derived from muscle, fibrous tissue and fascia, fat, nerve, blood vessel and bone. Spread is to liver and lung. Carcinomas arise from secretory and epithelial membrane spreading first to regional nodes as seen with breast, colon and lung. They respond differently to chemo. ...Read more

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What is different between carcinoma n sarcoma

What is different between carcinoma n sarcoma

Cell of origin: Carcinomas are cancers that arise from epithelial cells. Sarcomas are cancers that arise from muscle or connective tissue / bone. Gliomas, malignant melanomas, leukemias-lymphomas and a few other common cancers fall in neither category. ...Read more

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What is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

What is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

Epithelial vs connec: Carcinomas and sarcomas are, by definition invastive. Carcinomas are cancers of epithelial lining tissues whereas sarcomas are cancers of connective tissue, bone and lymphoid tissue. Carcinomas are more common. ...Read more

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In medical terminology what is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

In medical terminology what is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

See below: Invasive carcinoma means the cancer has grown to the extent that it starts invading into surrounding tissue such as fat, fibrous tissue, lymphatics etc. Sarcoma is one type of cancer that arises from soft or connective tissue such as mucle, bone, blood vessels etc. It behaves differently from carcinoma which comes from lining of skin, ducts or internal organs. Surgery is primary treatment. ...Read more

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How do people get sarcoma cancer?

How do people get sarcoma cancer?

Usually random: Sarcomas are bone and soft tissue cancers. Generally, these occur because of random events in most patients. However things like radiation exposure can increase the risk of bone and soft tissue sarcomas particularly with higher dose radiation like used for treatment of other cancers. There are some genetic diseases like li-fraumeni that can result in getting a sarcoma and other cancers. ...Read more

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Anyone know about sarcoma and whether it is a serious cancer?

Anyone know about sarcoma and whether it is a serious cancer?

Yes they are: Sarcomas are embryo logically mesodermal tumors like muscle bones , supporting tissue etc, if they are not detected early and not treated they are just as bad as carcinomas, . They tend to spread by blood stream not by lymphatics , usually resistant to radiation. ...Read more

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I have just seen this a sarcoma is a cancer that arisesthe same thing as ectodem?

I have just seen this a sarcoma is a cancer that arisesthe same thing as ectodem?

Terminology: Forget the arcana of germ layers in cancer nomenclature. Sarcomas are cancers that have, for their cell of origin, a connective tissue cell -- bone, cartilage, undifferented mesenchyme, fat, smooth / striated muscle, endothelium. By convention, cancers arising from blood elements, lymphocytes and mesothelium are given non-sarcoma names. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more