What is a carcinoma?

Also known as: carcinoma in situ, metastatic carcinoma, invasive carcinoma

Cancers can be classified based on the type of tissue in which they start growing. In the case of carcinomas, they develop in epithelial tissue, which makes up the inner lining of most organs in the body, as well as the skin. Carcinomas include many common cancers, including breast, skin, lung, kidney, prostate, liver cancers and many more.

Reviewed by: Maggie Fader, MD

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