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Is breast cancer the same as carcinoma?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer=carcinoma

Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer.
Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate.

In brief: Cancer=carcinoma

Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer.
Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. Inderjit Deol
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sometimes people use the terms cancer and carcinoma interchangeably.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes people use the terms cancer and carcinoma interchangeably.
Dr. Inderjit Deol
Dr. Inderjit Deol
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Here are some...

Cancer = malignancy, which can spread to other parts of body through lymphatic channels, blood vessels, or direct invasion to nearby tissues .
Carcinoma is a form of cancer largely denoting those from the "surface" of organs such as skin, airway, GI-tract, kidney tubules, genital or urinary tracts, etc. More? Ask doctors timely.

In brief: Here are some...

Cancer = malignancy, which can spread to other parts of body through lymphatic channels, blood vessels, or direct invasion to nearby tissues .
Carcinoma is a form of cancer largely denoting those from the "surface" of organs such as skin, airway, GI-tract, kidney tubules, genital or urinary tracts, etc. More? Ask doctors timely.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
These terms are used synomously by the general public
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Carcinoma is cancer.
Carcinoma in situ is early cancer that has not started to spread outside of the original cells yet.

In brief: YES

Carcinoma is cancer.
Carcinoma in situ is early cancer that has not started to spread outside of the original cells yet.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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