Adenocarcinoma glandular cancer is a malignant tumor that begins in glandular cells, a special type of epithelial cells. These cells are found in most organs of your body and secrete substances, commonly hormones, enzymes, mucous and lubricating fluids.
The adenocarcinoma type of cancer may invade your:
- bile duct
- fallopian tube
- small intestine
The majority of prostate and colorectal cancer are adenocarcinoma type. And this glandular cancer is the most common type of lung cancer developing in non smokers.
If you have Barrett’s esophagus, then you have a slight risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. And adenocarcinoma glandular cancer may develop if celiac disease is left untreated.