NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,848 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- spindle cell tumor
- listen (SPIN-dul sel TOO-mer)
- A type of tumor that contains cells called spindle cells, based on their shape. Under a microscope, spindle cells look long and slender. Spindle cell tumors may be sarcomas or carcinomas.