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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


cervical adenocarcinoma  listen  (SER-vih-kul A-deh-noh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

  A type of cervical cancer that begins in the glandular cells of the cervix. These cells make mucus and are found in tissue that lines the inner part of the cervix and the uterus. Cervical adenocarcinoma is less common than cervical squamous cell carcinoma.