phyllodes tumor

Pronunciation: (fih-LOH-deez TOO-mer)

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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-05-19