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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Adenocarcinomas can develop in many different parts of the body, including the lungs, prostate, colon, rectum, small bowel, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, uterus, parotid gland, cervix (very rarely) and even the appendix.

But what qualities define them as adenocarcinomas? And are there any symptoms or other features that are common to all adenocarcinomas?

We checked in with Jaffer Ajani, M.D., a medical oncologist who specializes...

Illustration of adenocarcinoma in the colon

BY Sarah Zizinia

Five-time cancer survivor Robert Clark has been through a lot in the past few years. But he believes firmly in two things: maintaining a positive...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Throughout his esophageal cancer treatment, Ross Bernkrant never once looked up the survival rates.

“I knew it wasn’t good,” he says...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling and blistering on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Only a handful of drugs tend to cause it, but it’s still important to know about, so that symptoms can be addressed quickly.

To learn more about hand-foot syndrome, we spoke with Makenna Smack, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist...

hands pumping lotion into palm

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Stomach and esophageal cancers are diagnosed in more than 40,000 people each year in the U.S. Most of these cases aren’t detected until the...

BY Heather Alexander

Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux. Also known as heartburn or acid indigestion, it can feel like an intense burning sensation...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 16,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. Roughly 75% of those will be men.

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BY Jo Ann Foster

My husband, Gary, had been healthy and active before he began complaining of a backache at age 67. Then he started having trouble swallowing...

BY Bob Wilkes

In 2012, my dermatologist in South Carolina noticed a bump on my cheek. A biopsy showed that I had stage IV melanoma. 

We...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The morning of his esophageal cancer surgery, Dustin Pruett kissed his wife goodbye on the skybridge outside the Rotary House Hotel.

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