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Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma (ITAC)

What is intestinal-type adenocarcinoma? Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma (ITAC) is a type of head neck cancer. The tumour starts from the tissue that lines the inside of the nasal cavity or the paranasal sinuses such as the ethmoid or maxillary sinus. ITAC is an aggressive type of cancer that quickly spreads into other parts of the head …
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Adenocarcinoma of the stomach

What is adenocarcinoma of the stomach? Adenocarcinoma is a type of stomach cancer. The tumour starts from the cells that line the inside of the stomach. In many cases, adenocarcinoma starts from a pre-cancerous condition called intestinal metaplasia. Intestinal metaplasia occurs when tissue that lines the inside of the stomach becomes damaged and is replaced …
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Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

What is adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. It is the most common type of esophageal cancer in developed countries and it is more common in men than women. What causes adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma arises from a condition called Barrett’s esophagus which is caused by long-term reflux of …
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland

What is adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland? Adenocarcinoma is a type of prostate cancer. It develops from the glands normally found in the prostate. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a relatively common cancer among older men. The risk of getting prostate cancer increases after a man turns 50 years old. Prostatic adenocarcinoma can appear and progress very …
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Adenocarcinoma of the lung

What is adenocarcinoma of the lung? Adenocarcinoma is a type of lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma starts from specialized cells called pneumocytes that line the inside of the air spaces called alveoli in the lungs. It is the most common type of lung cancer in North America. What causes adenocarcinoma in the lung? The leading cause of …
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Adenocarcinoma

What is adenocarcinoma? Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that starts from glandular tissue. Because glandular tissue can be found throughout the body, there are many different types of adenocarcinoma.  Some of the most common types of adenocarcinoma include prostatic adenocarcinoma, ductal carcinoma of the breast, colorectal adenocarcinoma, adenocarcinoma of the lung, and adenocarcinoma of …
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