adenocarcinoma

Metastatic adenocarcinoma

Metastatic adenocarcinoma refers to cancer that has spread from its original (primary) site to other parts of the body. The term adenocarcinoma specifically refers to a type of cancer made up of glandular cells, which are the cells found inside most internal organs. For example, if someone has metastatic adenocarcinoma of the breast, it means …
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Adenocarcinoma of the cervix

Adenocarcinoma is a type of cervical cancer. It develops from columnar cells normally found on the surface of the endocervix. Most tumours start from a non-invasive type of cancer called endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). What are the symptoms of adenocarcinoma of the cervix? The most common symptom of adenocarcinoma of the cervix is abnormal …
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Adenocarcinoma of the stomach

Adenocarcinoma of the stomach, also known as gastric cancer, is a type of cancer that starts from the cells that cover the inside surface of the stomach. It is the most common form of stomach cancer, accounting for about 90% to 95% of all stomach cancers. The prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the stomach varies widely …
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Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

Adenocarcinoma (also known as invasive 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. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus typically starts from glandular cells lining the lower part of the esophagus. The lower part of the esophagus, …
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland

Adenocarcinoma (prostatic adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of prostate cancer. This type of cancer may also be described as acinar adenocarcinoma because it is made up of groups of tumour cells forming small glands called acini. It develops from epithelial cells¬†normally found in the prostate gland. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a relatively common …
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Adenocarcinoma of the lung

Adenocarcinoma is a type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the most common type of lung cancer accounting for 40% of all cases in North America. It starts from specialized cells called pneumocytes that line the inside of small air spaces called alveoli in the lungs.   What causes adenocarcinoma in the lung? The …
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Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumour made up of glandular cells. These cells are normally found inside organs such as the lungs, breast, stomach, pancreas, colon, ovaries, and endometrium. It is the most common type of cancer to affect the internal organs. This type of cancer can sometimes spread to other parts of the body, …
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