8000/3 Neoplasm, malignant


Synonyms

Tumor, malignant, NOS
Malignancy
Cancer
Unclassified tumor, malignant
Blastoma, NOS

Definitions

A tumor composed of atypical neoplastic, often pleomorphic cells that invade other tissues. Malignant neoplasms often metastasize to distant anatomic sites and may recur after excision. The most common malignant neoplasms are carcinomas (adenocarcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas), Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, leukaemias, melanomas, and sarcomas.