What Abdominal Cancer Is?
Cancer develops due to changes in the DNA, also called mutations which results in the development of cancerous cells that grow in an uncontrolled manner spreading to other organs in the body. These cells then grow and develop, overcrowding the normal healthy cells in the tissue.
Abdomen is the portion of the body in between chest and thighs and contains many organs including esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder & bile ducts, colon & rectum and appendix. All these seven organs can get cancers in them and they more often than not are detected very late where their proper treatment is not usually possible.
These are most commonly squamous or adenocarcinoma with a few as gastrointestinal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, lymphomas and leiyomyosarcomas.
Early detection is the only way to treat these abdominal cancers. While we can reduce the risk of developing this cancer by maintaining a good lifestyle, there can still be chances of contracting it through causes unknown.
By avoiding smoking and drinking and improving our eating habits we can ensure the good health of our gut and digestive system. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help keep us safer from such types of cancers.
Another important prevention is to be aware of our family history and the diseases that have been prevalent in our family for generations. Regular screening and health checkups are imperative for an early diagnosis which should be taken seriously by all.