WHAT IS ADENOCARCINOMA?
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the glands that line the inside of the organs. It can occur in many places, such as the breasts, colon, lungs, stomach, or pancreas, but as it is a travelling cancer, it can soon spread to other healthy parts of the body. The most common form of adenocarcinoma is lung cancer, which affects almost 45 000 people in the UK every year. Treatment options depend on the type of adenocarcinoma and how far it has spread, but can include surgery to remove the tumour, followed by a course of chemotherapy and radiation.