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Colloid cancer; jelly-like substance

Categories: Constitutional Diseases

The cancer cells have undergone a
degeneration in one of the preceding varieties. The material it contains

is a semi-translucent, glistening, jelly-like substance. Its special

seats are the stomach, bowel, omentum, ovary and, occasionally, the


Diagnosis. This kind is very rare before thirty years of age and common

after forty. They involve the gland early, contrary to what the sarcoma

variety does. Innocent growths occur, as a rule, in younger patients, do

not grow so rapidly, do not become adherent to neighboring parts and do

not ulcerate.