Abdominal Cancer at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists

At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we understand the severity and the emotional toll a cancer diagnosis can have on an individual. That is why our cancer care professionals strive to provide the highest quality treatment to ensure our patients beat cancer and restore their health. For patients who have been recently diagnosed with abdominal cancer, we want to explain your cancer treatment options and choose a treatment that will be successful for you.

What is Abdominal Cancer?

Abdominal cancer is a broad term for any cancer where there is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the abdomen: the area between the chest and the groin. Abdominal cancers can happen in and around any of the organs encompassed by the abdomen including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, esophagus and many blood vessels.

When old or damaged cells in the abdomen divide and multiply uncontrollably, a malignant mass or tumor is formed inside an organ in the abdomen. If not treated, this abdominal cancer can interfere with vital processes of these organs as well as spread to other parts of the body such as the lymphatic system and lungs. Abdominal cancer can be fatal, especially if undetected and untreated.

Types of Abdominal Cancer

With a variety of abdominal cancer treatment options and individual cancer care plans, Palo Verde Cancer Specialists can treat these common forms of abdominal cancer:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Kidney cancer (renal cell cancer)
  • Stomach cancer (gastric cancer)

Our cancer center can also treat rare forms of abdominal cancer including:

  • Adrenocortical cancer – cancer of the adrenal glands, a pair of organs that produce hormones
  • Primary peritoneal cancer – cancer of the lining of the inside of the abdomen that covers many abdominal organs
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma – cancer of the lining of the inside of the abdomen that is caused by exposure to asbestos

Signs & Symptoms of Abdominal Cancer

If you are nervous about abdominal cancer for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to look out for these symptoms:

  • Pain or discomfort in the abdomen
  • Nausea or vomiting, specifically when eating or just after meal times
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of food getting stuck in your throat while eating

Additionally, patients with advanced abdominal cancer may experience weakness or fatigue, blood in their stool, vomiting blood, or unexplained weight loss. If you or a loved one have consistently been experiencing one or more of the mentioned symptoms, please contact Palo Verde Cancer Specialists immediately. If a cancer diagnosis or treatment is necessary, our cancer specialists can help.

Contact Palo Verde Cancer Specialists for Abdominal Cancer Treatment

Our cancer specialists will do everything in their power to provide an accurate cancer diagnosis and an individualized abdominal cancer treatment plan for you. Together, we will work hard to beat your cancer and help you regain your quality of life. Contact Palo Verde Cancer Specialists today!

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