There are many types of cancer and hence we cannot relate one cancer to another in any particular manner. There have been so many studies regarding human body but still, there are many things to learn about.
Adenocarcinoma cancer is one of those types of cancer which are generally not easy to catch. They come into the knowledge of one when the tumour cells or cancer cells reach on the other parts of the body and it becomes difficult to heal the disease in an advanced stage.
With the increase of population in human beings, along with it the increase in pollution around. The use of technology has took us to the heights of surprises and easiness.
But on the other hand there are problems with this easiness and with them we need to sacrifice with many things in daily life. There are been many awareness camps about any new disease and there have been many cases too, which are seen or observed for the very first time all around the world.
There isn’t awareness of many diseases on the human level, and we may love with a disease for a longer time, and not realizing that we are already in a problem. Busy lifestyles have taken away the health awareness for us.
There was a time when people were suggested to have their full body check-up once in a while in a year, so that to confirm that we are free from the problems and viral infections and diseases roaming around the atmosphere.
But this is not followed by most of the population and hence many symptoms and problems in health arise or come in knowledge of one when the disease is already in its advanced stage.
The very similar thing is with the cancer, if we do not keep an eye on out health and at least do not get a check-up of our bodies once in 6 months. This disease will rule your body soon after taking place in a silent corner.
Hence we bring you to the complete details about Adenocarcinoma cancer and its types, along with the treatments possible.
What is Adenocarcinoma?
When a doctor lets you know that you are dealing with Adenocarcinoma, this means that you are dealing with a type of cancer which normally affects the lining of the glands present in number of organs of your body.
These glands are in many parts of the body, it will not be wrong to say that glands are found in many major and important parts of body. Like in lungs, pancreas, colon, breasts, prostate and esophagus.
Hence these are the parts of body in which adenocarcinoma cancer can take place and spread from one part to many other parts of your body.
How does Adenocarcinoma start in your body?
As this is said that it basically starts from the hidden glands which are present in different parts of your body. The work of the glands in to keep your internal body working in a well condition by keeping it moist all the time.
The disease takes place when glands cells grow abnormally and they start to affect nearby healthy tissues in the body. This is how this problems starts.
How does Adenocarcinoma start in various organs in body?
Colon or large intestine Adenocarcinoma: Colon is also called as large intestine which is a part of digestive system. It looks like a long tube which extracts nutrients and water from the food you eat.
Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common type of colon cancer or cancer in large intestine. This starts in colon in shape of very small polyps, these are normally found in any human being but they can turn into cancer and in most cases, this is where the adenocarcinoma starts.
In large intestine there is a part called as rectum and normally known as stools, this is where the waste of digestive system lies and this can also get affected from the cancer.
Adenocarcinoma in breast: most of the breast cancers are usually adenocarcinomas and this starts in the breast glands, in parts where milk is made.
Adenocarcinoma in Esophagus: esophagus in the tube which takes food from your mouth to stomach, also called as food pipe. Here this disease starts in mucus glands and in the last or ending portion of food pipe.
Adenocarcinoma in Pancras: Pancreas make enzymes and hormones which help in good digestion. Location of this organ is at the back side of stomach.
Most of the pancreas cancers are caused due to adenocarcinoma. The cancer cells or tumors generally take place in ducts of pancreas.
Adenocarcinoma in lungs: this is not much often in lungs but still covers around 40% of amount in lung cancers. This grows very slowly, even slower than the other cancers in outside parts of lungs. The reason behind its formation is usually, smoking.
Adenocarcinoma in prostate: Prostate is a gland found in males and located below the bladder. It helps in making of a fluid that is for sperm protection. Adenocarcinoma cancer starts through cells of this fluid and almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma cancers.
As said, this is a cancer which is not caught by human effort in its early stages and there are no such clues or symptoms that this cancer gives you when it takes place.
Hence again the check-ups become compulsory for the surety of health. But when it reaches in the advanced stages, then it starts exploring the symptoms.
Symptoms of adenocarcinoma cancer include, diarrhea, fatigue, un natural bleeding, pain and many more which depends on the type of cancer you have and in which part if your body.
In early stages, you may not feel anything like this but when it comes to advance level of the problem and these symptoms become normal and after the doctor or expert’s observation this comes to knowledge.
It becomes necessary to heal the cancer as soon as it comes to your knowledge because when it becomes aggressive, then it is next to impossible for one to take complete control over it.
When adenocarcinoma is detected in your body through the complete check-up of your body or in any other case. Then there are some standard diagnosis which help in understanding the whole type and spread of the cancer cells.
Some may go under the tests, if the results in physical exam comes to be unnatural in anyway. You may go under following tests:
Blood test: Blood test ensures that if there is a possibility of cancer, doctor check if there is any signs of anemia from the bleeding of cancer tumor from any part of body as cancer can travel through blood to spread.
Image tests: This helps in observing the shape of tissue and the unnatural growth in any organ where the tumor can take place. CT scan is also an option in case to observe little details of the shape of organs and tissues.
MRI is also an option to observe the same. As it works like radio and magnet waves to show various tissues and organs of body.
Biopsy: This is a case when a tissue is extracted from your body for the observation and this can further lead to surgery if cancer is found. The removal of all such tissues which are affected by cancer is done in early access to this problem.
Treatment of adenocarcinoma depends on the place where it has taken place and the level of this cancer to which it has spread. Here are some treatments of adenocarcinoma cancer:
Surgery: This is mainly the process of the very first stages of cancer, if the cancer in not spread in much are of your body and not too many tissues are been affected by it. Then surgery is a good option to eliminate all the surrounding tissues and affected tissues, so that cancer cannot spread further.
Surgery is not taken into option in the advanced stages of cancer as the cancer has spread on a large scale and it becomes impossible to eliminate these affected parts of the body as they are in function as well. So, there are other options for advanced stages.
Chemotherapy: this is a process in which some strong drugs are provided which have ability to fight against the disease by preventing it to spread further.
And sometimes the reaction of these drugs is so strong that it can cure from the disease as well. However this is a slow process and can take years to vanish the problem and has can give you some side effects too.
Radiation: This is process in which some strong rays are passed from your body to kill out the cancer cells, ignoring the surgery. This is usually used when a person has risk of life if he goes under surgical treatment or when a patient does not want surgery.
In some cases you may need all of the above treatments i.e. chemo, surgery and radiation as well. Your chemotherapy may have side effects along like some drugs kill the healthy cells as well along with the cancer cells.
In this, the new cells created also fight against the cancer cells. This process may result you in the tired conditions, you may start to feel tired in a very little time and also you can feel pain in various parts of your body.
However your doctor will suggest you to deal with these problems too. So, this is all about adenocarcinoma.