spindle cell cancer

Cancer that arises in cells that appear spindle-shaped when viewed under a microscope. These cancers can occur in various places in the body, including the skin, lungs, kidney, breast, gastrointestinal tract, bone, and muscle.

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  • Spindle cell cancer — is a type of cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs and that contains long spindle shaped cells. Also called sarcomatoid carcinoma. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db… …   Wikipedia

  • Spindle cell sarcoma — is a type of connective tissue cancer in which the cells are spindle shaped when examined under a microscope. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44298 Spindle cell sarcoma] entry in the public domain NCI… …   Wikipedia

  • spindle cell carcinoma — A type of cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs and that contains long spindle shaped cells. Also called sarcomatoid carcinoma …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • spindle cell sarcoma — A type of connective tissue cancer in which the cells are spindle shaped when examined under a microscope …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • cell — cell1 cell like, adj. /sel/, n. 1. a small room, as in a convent or prison. 2. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole. 3. a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the… …   Universalium

  • Spindle apparatus — This article is about the cellular structure. For other uses, see Spindle (disambiguation). Micrograph showing condensed chromosomes in blue and the mitotic spindle in green during prometaphase of mitosis In cell biology, the spindle fibers are… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell cycle — For the separation of chromosomes that occurs as part of the cell cycle, see mitosis. For the Academic journal, see Cell Cycle. Each turn of the cell cycle divides the chromosomes in a cell nucleus. The cell cycle, or cell division cycle, is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cell division — is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. Cell division is usually a small segment of a larger cell cycle. This type of cell division in eukaryotes is known as mitosis, and leaves the daughter cell capable of… …   Wikipedia


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