Adenosquamous carcinoma

April 5, 2023

What is adenosquamous carcinoma?

Adenosquamous carcinoma is a type of cancer made up of two types of cells: gland-producing cells and squamous cells. It shares features with two other types of cancers: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Adenosquamous carcinoma. This picture shows both abnormal squamous cells and groups of gland-like cells.

Where is adenosquamous carcinoma found in the body?

Adenosquamous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that can start anywhere in the body where glands or squamous cells are normally found. However, it is most commonly found in the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, lungs, skin, cervix, and bladder.

Can adenosquamous carcinoma spread to other parts of the body?

Yes. Adenosquamous carcinoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.

How is this diagnosis made?

This diagnosis can only be made after a sample of the tumour is examined under the microscope by a pathologist.

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