What Is Abdominal Cancer?

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. The medical oncology experts at Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center are internationally renowned for treating all types of cancer, including abdominal or stomach cancer.

Types of Abdominal Cancer

With a variety of treatment options, Orange County CyberKnife can treat these common forms of abdominal cancer:

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

The CyberKnife 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)

Abdominal Cancer Survival Rates

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 process 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.

Survival rates for abdominal cancer vary based on the type of cancer and stage of advancement along with your age, medical history and other factors. For example, colorectal cancer can progress from noncancerous polyps to a malignant tumor over time if not detected and treated. Other types of abdominal cancer, especially pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer, can be more difficult to detect and treat and have a bleaker prognosis, especially if diagnosed in later stages of the disease.

Contact Orange County CyberKnife For Abdominal Cancer Treatment

Orange County has the most comprehensive cancer treatment facility in Southern California with the technologies and expertise to treat a variety of abdominal cancers alone or in conjunction with other treatment methods. Contact our cancer specialists today at (714) 962-7100 for a free, no obligation phone consultation to find out more about how our CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center can best meet your individual treatment needs.