Adenocarcinoma forms in mucus-secreting glands throughout the body. It can occur in many different places in the body. Its name comes from the word “adeno,” meaning 'pertaining to a gland' and “carcinoma” meaning cancer. The tissues affected by adenocarcinoma are part of a larger tissue category known as epithelial. Epithelial cells and tissues line skin, glands and organs like the stomach, esophagus and many more.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
High volume experience with adenocarcinoma cancers. We offer better treatment outcomes and fewer potential complications for stomach cancers.
Survival rates above the national average. Sylvester has up to a 14 percent higher five-year survival rate than the national average for patients treated for late-stage gastric cancers. You receive the best potential hope for life after stomach cancer.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. Sylvester is one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay — MRI-guided radiation therapy. And, our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). This leads to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.
Top reconstructive team in rebuilding an esophagus or stomach after surgery. You can return you to the quality of life you are accustomed to living.