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16 April, 13:52

Cancer is named based on the types of cells or tissues where it

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  1. 16 April, 14:20
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    The naming of cancers depends on both the factors.

    Explanation:

    Different type of cancers are named on the basis of location of its origin.

    -carcinoma, - sarcoma, - blastoma are the terms used as suffix, with the Latin or Greek word for the organ or tissue from where it had originated.

    For example: Breast cancer is known as Ductal carcinoma of Breasts.

    [ because it initiates from the tubes (ducts) that carry milk from breasts to the nipples, and carcinoma as suffix ]
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