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Adenocarcinoma

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Along with carcinomas, adenocarcinomas are the most common forms of cancer, and can affect many different parts of the body. Adenocarcinomas specifically affect glandular tissues (epithelium). Since glandular tissue is prevalent throughout the body, this cancer of the epithelium can affect many essential organs, such as the colon, cervix, pancreas, prostate, stomach, thyroid and breast. When a tumor is discovered, a biopsy is taken to determine if the tumor is an adenocarcinoma. If cancerous, treatment must begin quickly. At the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, specialists provide the most advanced diagnostic technology, cancer treatments and minimally invasive procedures for patients in our community.  

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A category of cancer, adenocarcinoma is cancer of the epithelium, originating in the glandular tissue. Carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are the two most common forms of cancer, and can affect many parts and organs in the body.
 
While it’s normal for cells to divide to replace the last/damaged cells, cancer occurs when cells abnormal multiple without stopping. Adenocarcinoma is the abnormal growth of cells on the glandular surface, such as the colon, prostate, ovary or kidney.
 
Since adenocarcinoma is cancer of the lining of organs, it can be found in many places throughout the body including these essential organs:
  • Breast
  • Cervix
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Stomach
  • Thyroid
The treatments for adenocarcinoma range from surgery to chemotherapy and radiation. Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offers the most advanced diagnostic procedures and adenocarcinoma treatments available to patients in our community. Trust Florida Hospital to provide the highest level of care for this life threatening condition. 

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