Adenocarcinoma: A Common But Deadly Cancer
Adenocarcinoma is a cancer usually found in the outer parts of the lung. It tends to grow slower than other types of lung cancer and is more likely to be found before it has spread. However, the severity of cancer varies from patient to patient.
Adenocarcinomas mainly occur in current or former smokers, but it is also the most common type of lung cancer seen in non-smokers. It is likely that heavy exposure to toxins like asbestos can cause adenocarcinoma cancer. Around 40 percent of lung cancers are adenocarcinomas.
Other types of lung tumors include carcinoid tumors, adenoid cystic carcinomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas. Cancers that develop in other organs and spread to the lungs include breast, pancreas, kidney, or skin cancer.
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Adenocarcinoma forms in mucus-secreting glands throughout the body, not only the lungs. The cancer is most prevalent in the following areas:
Adenocarcinomas account for the majority of breast cancers as well. A rare type of adenocarcinoma called adenoid cystic carcinoma may develop in sinus glands. It is a slow-growing cancer and can spread to the skull. The brain can also develop adenocarcinoma.
As adenocarcinoma may occur in several areas of the body, there is no single diagnostic test or list of symptoms that can confirm the cancer. Most patients initially seek care after experiencing unusual symptoms. The following symptoms may signal the presence of adenocarcinoma or other cancers:
If you experience these symptoms, it may be wise to seek qualified medical care.
Diagnostic tests vary depending on where the cancer is located. When diagnosing carcinomas, a tissue biopsy may be performed, as well as CT scans and MRI tests. Treatment varies depending on where the cancer is located. Treatment options may include:
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