Users' questions

Is adenosarcoma cancerous?

Is adenosarcoma cancerous?

Uterine adenosarcoma is a rare malignancy. It is defined as a biphasic tumor composed of both sarcomatous stroma and benign epithelium. While the sarcomatous component usually is a low-grade homologous uterine sarcoma, the epithelium most often consists of endometrium-like cells.

What is an adenosarcoma?

A tumor that is a mixture of an adenoma (a tumor that starts in the gland-like cells of epithelial tissue) and a sarcoma (a tumor that starts in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue). An example of an adenosarcoma is Wilms tumor.

Is adenosarcoma curable?

Adenocarcinoma of the lung can be cured if the entire tumor is removed surgically or destroyed with radiation. Overall, the prognosis for lung cancer that has spread is still poor.

What causes adenosarcoma of the uterus?

Factors that have reportedly been associated with development of adenosarcoma of the uterus include hyperestrinism (abnormally high levels of estrogenic hormones in the body), prior chemotherapy , prior radiotherapy and tamoxifen therapy (used as an adjuvant drug for breast cancer ).

What kind of tumor is an adenosarcoma tumor?

Adenosarcoma is a biphasic tumor composed of benign appearing epithelium and a cellular low grade malignant stroma.

Is there a link between adenosarcoma and endometrial cancer?

Some types of uterine cancer and/or endometrial cancer are known to be associated with hereditary cancer syndromes, but we are unaware of information about an association between these cancer syndromes and uterine adenosarcoma specifically.

How to tell if you have adenocarcinoma cancer?

Most prostate cancers are this type. How Is Adenocarcinoma Diagnosed? You could have symptoms like pain, diarrhea, bleeding, or fatigue, depending on your type of cancer. But early on, you may not feel that anything’s wrong. Your doctor will give you a physical exam. He may feel your organs to see if there is any swelling or a growth.

Where does adenocarcinoma occur in the human body?

Adenocarcinoma may occur almost anywhere in the body, starting in glands that line the insides of the organs. Adenocarcinoma forms in glandular epithelial cells, which secrete mucus, digestive juices or other fluids. It is a subtype of carcinoma, the most common form of cancer, and typically forms solid tumors.