mucinous carcinoma

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(MYOO-sin-us kar-sin-O-ma)

A cancer that spreads into the normal tissue around it. It makes a sticky substance called mucin, that builds up right next to the cells that make it. The mucin itself does not cause any major problems.

Read about mucinous carcinoma of the breast.

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Audio contributed by: David Hyde Pierce

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