Intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma

What is intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma? Intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma (ITAC) is a type of head-neck cancer. The tumour starts from the tissue that lines the inside of the nasal cavity or the paranasal sinuses such as the ethmoid or maxillary sinus. ITAC is an aggressive type of cancer that quickly spreads into other parts of the …
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Adenocarcinoma of the stomach (invasive adenocarcinoma)

What is adenocarcinoma of the stomach? Adenocarcinoma (also called invasive adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of stomach cancer. The tumour starts from the cells that line the inside of the stomach. In many cases, adenocarcinoma starts from a pre-cancerous condition called intestinal metaplasia. Intestinal metaplasia occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of …
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Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary

What is mucinous carcinoma of the ovary? Mucinous carcinoma is a type of ovarian cancer. It develops from the tissue on the inside of the ovary. The tumour is usually made up of many small spaces. Pathologists call these spaces cysts. The walls of the cysts can be thin or thick and more solid areas may be …
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Mucinous cystadenoma (ovary)

What is mucinous cystadenoma? A mucinous cystadenoma is a non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour.  While these tumours are non-cancerous, they can grow to be very large in size and can cause significant symptoms for many patients. The ovary The ovaries are part of the female reproductive tract. The ovaries are small organs that are located …
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Mucinous borderline tumour of the ovary

What is a mucinous borderline tumour? A mucinous borderline tumour is a non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour. While the tumour is considered non-cancerous, it is associated with a small risk of turning into cancer over time. The behaviour of this tumour is thought to fall somewhere in between a mucinous cystadenoma which is a non-cancerous …
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