phyllodes tumor

Definition / meaning of phyllodes tumor

A type of tumor found in breast or prostate tissue. It is often large and bulky and grows quickly. It may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer) and may spread to other parts of the body. Also called CSP and cystosarcoma phyllodes.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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