What is it?

Abdominal cancer includes malignancies in the abdominal organs including the pancreas, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and other organs. Common cancers include colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, renal cell cancer and gastric cancer. If left untreated, abdominal malignancy may grow and spread to other body organs, causing severe illness and even death. There are genetic risk factors to certain abdominal malignancies, such as pancreas and colon. Other risk factors may include infections such as hepatitis and Helicobacter pylori,alcohol consumption, obesity, ulcerative colitis, smoking, familial or personal history, chronic pancreatitis, and diet.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Abdominal cancer
- Cancer of the abdomen
- Primary malignant neoplasm of abdomen

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of malignant neoplasm of the abdomen may vary depending on the specific cancer and its location. Some patients may be asymptomatic and others may present symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue, heartburn, vomiting,nausea, diarrhea, bloating, rectal bleeding, night sweats, itching skin, jaundice, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite and weakness.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of malignant Neoplasm of the abdomen usually begins with medical history and physical examination. Blood and imaging tests may be performed as well, and a biopsy will usually give the final diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment for malignant neoplasm of the abdomen usually includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy or a combination of treatments.

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