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View in Spanish: Carcinoma sarcomatoide

Sarcomatoid carcinoma (sar-KOH-muh-toyd kar-sih-NOH-muh)
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 spindle cell cancer.

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