About Adenocarcinoma Glandular Cancer

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.

Carcinoma means your cancer starts in the epithelium or the cells that line your organs. In contrast, a sarcoma originates elsewhere.

The adenocarcinoma type of cancer may invade your:

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.

Obesity increases your risk for digestive system related adenocarcinoma cancers, but why is not fully understood. Might actually be due to chronic heartburn or GERD.

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.

Treatment for adenocarcinoma typically requires surgical removal, coupled with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or immunotherapy. Advanced stages of glandular adenocarcinoma has a poor prognosis.