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How does adenocarcinoma start in the prostate?

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Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the glands that line the inside of one of your organs. The prostate is a gland found in men, just below the bladder. It helps make some of the fluid that protects sperm cells. Adenocarcinoma starts in the cells that make this fluid. Most prostate cancers are of this type.

From: Adenocarcinoma WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.

Maurie Markman, MD, president of medicine and science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

American Cancer Society: "What is non-small cell lung cancer?"

University of Southern California Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, Los Angeles.

Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Colon Cancer Coalition: "What Is Colon Cancer?"

Johns Hopkins: "Colorectal Cancer."

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association:  "What is an Esophagus?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 23, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

Maurie Markman, MD, president of medicine and science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

American Cancer Society: "What is non-small cell lung cancer?"

University of Southern California Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, Los Angeles.

Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Colon Cancer Coalition: "What Is Colon Cancer?"

Johns Hopkins: "Colorectal Cancer."

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association:  "What is an Esophagus?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 23, 2017

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