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Diffuse gastric cancer
Other Names for this Disease
- Signet cell adenocarcinoma
- Signet ring cell carcinoma
- Signet ring cell gastric carcinoma
- Signet ring gastric carcinoma
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Epithelial tissue is skin tissue, covering and lining the body both inside and out.Diffuse gastric cancer is a type of cancer found most often in the glandular cells lining the stomach, but can also develop in the bowel, breast, pancreas, bladder, prostate or lung. The term "signet ring cell" is often used because the cells look like signet rings when viewed under a microscope. The signet cells are a type of epithelial cell.
Last updated: 12/16/2011
- Signet cell cancer. Cancer Research UK's Website. February 2011; http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-questions/what-is-a-signet-cell-cancer. Accessed 9/30/2011.
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