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what is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
From a gland: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 3, 2012

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does anyone out there treat adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Adenocarcinoma is a histologic type of cancer that can occur in many parts of the body. Surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists frequently treat these diseases.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Several things.: In this sentence metastatic most likely means the disease has spread to other organs such as liver, lung, etc. And would be considered stage 4; alternatively it could mean spread to lymph nodes only and would represent stage 3 disease. Signet ring is a description of what the cell looks like. Adenocarcinoma is the type of tumor and can arise from the GI tract, prostate, lung, breast or stomach.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: Depends on the location since adenocarcinomas can occur in the breast, lung, kidney, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, parotid gland, bladder, colon. So difficult to answer but lung, pancreas, kidney, esophagus and bladder linked to smoking. Hope this helps.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about endometrial serous adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas.

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