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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer quístico adenoide

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (A-deh-noyd SIS-tik KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A rare type of cancer that usually begins in the salivary glands.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.