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Adenocarcinoma

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Adeno- is a prefix which means “gland”. Adenocarcinoma is a cancerous tumor that starts in cells with gland-like properties (i.e. they have a secretory function) that line some internal organs. The majority of all breast, colon, and prostrate cancers are adenocarcinomas. Human pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the most lethal of all common cancers.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Cancer - Carcinoma - Endocrine system

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Español: Adenocarcinoma

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