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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



gastric scirrhous carcinoma  listen  (GAS-trik SKIR-us KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

  A rare type of stomach cancer that begins in the lining of the stomach and spreads to the muscles of the stomach wall. This causes the wall of the stomach to become thick, hard, and rubbery, which leads to trouble digesting food. Also called linitis plastica.