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What is a carcinoma and how is it different from a malignancy?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Confusing terms

Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer.
There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc.

In brief: Confusing terms

Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer.
There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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