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What is carcinoma?

Carcinoma is cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. There are several types of carcinoma, including adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

This answer is based upon source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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