adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma of the stomach (invasive adenocarcinoma)

What is adenocarcinoma of the stomach? Adenocarcinoma (also called invasive adenocarcinoma) is the most common 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 the tissue that lines the inside of …
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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? The most common cause of adenocarcinoma in the esophagus is long-standing acid reflux from the …
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland (prostatic adenocarcinoma)

What is adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland? Adenocarcinoma is a type of prostate cancer. It develops from the glands normally found in an organ called the prostate gland. 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 …
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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 made up of gland-producing cells. Adenocarcinoma can start anywhere in the body where gland-producing cells are normally found such as the internal organs. Is adenocarcinoma malignant or benign? Adenocarcinoma is a malignant (cancerous) type of tumour. What are the symptoms of adenocarcinoma? The symptoms of adenocarcinoma …
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