Abdominal Cancer

At Palo Verde Cancer Center, we understand that any cancer diagnosis can be a heart-wrenching experience. That’s why we’re proud to offer advanced cancer treatment in Glendale and Payson with exceptional care and compassionate service.

Abdominal, or stomach, cancer is diagnosed when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably anywhere between the groin and the chest. The organs that cancer may affect include: intestines, liver, colon, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, esophagus and many blood vessels. At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, our highly trained and skilled oncology specialists are ready to evaluate your individual needs and develop the best plan of treatment to help you beat abdominal cancer and get back to the healthy life you deserve.

Types of Abdominal Cancer

As a leading provider of Payson cancer treatment, Palo Verde Cancer Center is proud to offer a variety of advanced radiation options that can treat all types of abdominal cancer. Common forms of stomach cancer include:

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

Our oncology specialists 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)

Survival Rates for Abdominal Cancer

Although the survival rate for abdominal cancer has improved over the last 30 years, it can be fatal. As with any cancer, it is important to detect abdominal cancer early and begin treatment before the cancer has had the chance to spread to other organs and parts of the body. When it is not treated early, the abnormal cells can continue to multiply and travel through the blood to form malignant masses or tumors elsewhere. Abdominal cancer often spreads to the lymphatic system and lungs. 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 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.

The rates for surviving abdominal cancer depend on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed in stage. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year relative survival rate can range from 71 percent, if discovered in Stage IA to four percent if discovered in Stage V. Survival rate can also depend on your age, medical history and other factors. It’s important to remember that no one can accurately predict what cancer will do to any one individual. What the cancer specialists at Palo Verde Cancer Center can do is make sure that you have the right combination of treatment strategies that will result in the best possible outcomes for your case.

Make Your Appointment For Payson Cancer Treatment Today!

At Palo Verde Cancer Center, you can trust our dedicated oncology specialists to deliver advanced radiation therapies in a comfortable and welcoming treatment facility. Contact us today at any of our five convenient locations to learn about the variety of radiation therapy technologies we have available and how they can work to treat your abdominal cancer—alone or in conjunction with other treatment methods. Or make an appointment now. As your top source for Payson cancer treatment, we look forward to getting you started on the road to recovery, so you can enjoy a full and happy life!

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