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carcinomacar‧ci‧no‧ma /ˌkɑːsəˈnəʊmə $ ˌkɑːrsəˈnoʊ-/ noun [countable] medical  MIa cancer
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carcinomaOnce a carcinoma has been detected should it be treated?For squamous cell carcinomas of the oesophagus, histological differentiation grade has no significant effect on survival.The reported postoperative mortality after oesophagectomy for carcinoma varies between 10 and 16%.This was confirmed on computed tomography and biopsy showed it to be a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma.A high dose dexamethasone test is used to differentiate adrenal hyperplasia from adrenal adenoma or carcinoma.Pancreatic carcinoma is now overtaking gastric cancer as the fourth leading cause of death from malignancy in the United Kingdom.By contrast all the enzyme forms studied were expressed in virtually all adenomas and in over half the carcinomas.
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