Credi Cancer Clinic Hepatocellular Carcinoma – Liver Cancer Liver is an organ present in the upper right abdomen of the body, above the stomach and beneath the diaphragm. Hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC is the cancer of the liver cells (hepatocytes). It is the most common type of primary liver cancer. It is important to note that not all cancers in the liver are termed as liver cancer. Cancers that originate in other parts of the body (like breast or colon) and spread to the liver are called metastatic cancers. For a cancer to be termed as hepatocellular cancer, it must originate in the hepatocytes themselves.
Stomach Cancer Stomach is a muscular sac located in the upper middle part of the abdomen and aids in digestion of food. A malignant tumour affecting the stomach lining results in stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer. •
Adenocarcinoma starts in the glandular tissue of stomach and is a major type of cancer.
Lymphomas start in the lymphatic system that forms the immune system. Sarcomas involve the connective tissue, for example, muscle, fat or blood vessels. • Carcinoid cancer involves the hormone-producing cell of stomach. Cancer that begins in the specific nervous system tissues found in the stomach and known as Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)
Adenocarcinoma forms the 90-95% of all stomach cancers cases. Others are rare.
Ovarian Cancer Ovaries are the female reproductive organs situated on either side of the Uterus. Ovarian Cancer, as the name suggests, starts in the Ovaries. It is the fifth most common form of Cancer and causes more deaths than any other form of female reproductive Cancer. Mostly found in women aged 40 to 70 years, Ovarian Cancer usually arises from the Epithelium or Lining Cells of the Ovary. The precise cause of Ovarian Cancer is still unknown. However, certain factors that may induce occurrence of the disorder are as follows: • • • •
Family History of Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer, or Colorectal Cancer Carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Endometriosis Older Women who have not given birth
The symptoms of Ovarian Cancer may include the following: • • • • •
Menstrual Disorders Abdominal Vaginal Bleeding Frequent Bloating Involuntary Weight Loss Fatigue and Back Pain
Esophageal Cancer Esophagus is a long hollow muscular tube that connects throat and stomach. It is an important part of human digestive system and plays a role in pushing the swallowed food down to the stomach. Esophageal cancer is the cancer of the cells lining the inside of the esophagus. Though the causes are unclear, but sometimes certain factors trigger the mutation of the DNA of normal cells which begin to divide and grow uncontrollably. Asian and African populations are more predisposed to the disease. Symptoms vary from an individual to individual but common ones are listed below: • • • •
Pain in the throat, behind the breastbone or between shoulder blades A burning sensation or feeling of high pressure in chest Excessive weight loss A burning sensation or feeling of high pressure in chest
Uterine Cancer Uterine Cancer refers to Cancers arising out of the Uterus. It is the abnormal growth of cells in the Uterus. The most common form of Uterine Cancer is the Endometrical Cancer. Cancer Cells originate from the Endometrium and may gradually invade the Myometrium, Cervix, Vagina, Lymph Nodes, and other parts of the body. The main types of Uterine Cancer are as follows: • • •
Uterine Sarcomas Endometrical Cancer Cervical Cancer
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