NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,846 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

mucinous carcinoma
(MYOO-sin-us KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A type of cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and produce mucin (the main component of mucus).