What You Need to Know About the Most Common Abdominal Cancers

Abdominal cancers can be particularly concerning due to their location and the complexity of treatment required. Understanding the various types of abdominal cancers and the available treatment options is crucial for patients and their families.

At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, our team of oncology professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all types of abdominal cancers. Here’s what you need to know about the most common abdominal cancers and how we can help.

Types of Abdominal Cancer

Abdominal cancers encompass a variety of malignancies that affect organs within the abdominal cavity. The most common types of abdominal cancer include:

Liver Cancer: This cancer starts in the liver, a vital organ responsible for detoxifying the blood, producing bile, and storing energy.

Colorectal Cancer: This type affects the colon or rectum and is often detected through routine screenings such as colonoscopies.

Pancreatic Cancer: Originating in the pancreas, this cancer can interfere with the production of insulin and digestive enzymes.

Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer): This cancer starts in the kidneys, which filter waste from the blood and produce urine.

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer): This type affects the stomach lining and can impact digestion and nutrient absorption.

We offer advanced radiation options and personalized treatment plans to effectively combat these common forms of abdominal cancer.

Treating Rare Abdominal Cancers

In addition to common abdominal cancers, our oncology specialists are experienced in treating rare forms of the disease, such as:

Adrenocortical Cancer: This cancer affects the adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing vital hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.

Primary Peritoneal Cancer: This cancer originates in the peritoneum, the lining that covers abdominal organs, and can affect various organs simultaneously.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Caused by exposure to asbestos, this cancer also affects the peritoneum and requires specialized treatment approaches.

We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and innovative therapies to provide the best possible outcomes for patients with these rare cancers.

Advanced Treatment Options

External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT): This treatment uses high-energy beams to target and destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

Brachytherapy: A form of internal radiation where radioactive seeds or sources are placed directly into or near the tumor.

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT): A precise, high-dose radiation therapy that targets tumors with minimal impact on surrounding tissues.

These advanced options allow us to effectively treat both common and rare abdominal cancers, providing patients with the highest level of care.

Understanding abdominal cancers and their treatment options is vital for patients and their families. If you or a loved one is facing an abdominal cancer diagnosis, it’s essential to seek expert care. At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, our team of cancer professionals is equipped with extensive education and experience in treating all types of abdominal cancers. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can support you throughout your cancer treatment.

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