Cancer that is limited in the lungs and has only spread to one other site (such as the brain) is not common, but it can sometimes be treated (and even potentially cured) with surgery and/or radiation therapy to treat the area of cancer spread, followed by treatment of the cancer in the lung.
Likewise, people ask, is adenocarcinoma a cancer?
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that forms in mucus-secreting glands throughout the body. Pancreatic cancer: Exocrine pancreatic cancer tumors are called adenocarcinomas. They form in the pancreas ducts. Esophageal cancer: Cancer that forms in the glandular cells of the esophagus is known as adenocarcinoma.
Is Adenocarcinoma a slow growing cancer?
Adenocarcinoma is usually found in outer parts of the lung. Though it tends to grow slower than other types of lung cancer and is more likely to be found before it has spread, this varies from patient to patient. Squamous cell (epidermoid) carcinoma: About 25% to 30% of all lung cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.
Is there a cure for metastatic adenocarcinoma?
Treatment for Metastatic Cancer. Once cancer spreads, it can be hard to control. Although some types of metastatic cancer can be cured with current treatments, most cannot. Even so, there are treatments for all patients with metastatic cancer.