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What is bronchial adenoma?

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Bronchial adenoma is a rare type of cancer that starts in the mucous glands and ducts of the lung airways (also known as the bronchi) or windpipe, and in the salivary glands.

Although the word "adenoma" means a non-cancerous tumor, most bronchial adenomas are cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body. Yet, they often grow slowly and are treatable, so if you have one, keep in mind that you'll have a relatively good prognosis.

From: What Is a Bronchial Adenoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International: "What is ACC?"

American Cancer Society: "Can Lung Carcinoid Tumors be Found Early?" "Signs and symptoms of lung carcinoid tumors." "Surgery for salivary gland cancer." "What are the risk factors for lung carcinoid tumors?" "What are the risk factors for salivary gland cancer?" "What is salivary gland cancer?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Overview." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Risk Factors." "Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Symptoms and signs." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Treatment Options."  "Carcinoid tumor diagnosis." "Carcinoid Tumor: Overview." "Carcinoid Tumor: Symptoms and Signs." "Carcinoid Tumor: Treatment Options." 

Kayser, Klaus. , 2012. Analytical Lung Pathology

National Cancer Institute: "Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment - for health professionals (PDQ).

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "A Review of Carcinoid Cancer."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International: "What is ACC?"

American Cancer Society: "Can Lung Carcinoid Tumors be Found Early?" "Signs and symptoms of lung carcinoid tumors." "Surgery for salivary gland cancer." "What are the risk factors for lung carcinoid tumors?" "What are the risk factors for salivary gland cancer?" "What is salivary gland cancer?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Overview." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Risk Factors." "Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Symptoms and signs." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Treatment Options."  "Carcinoid tumor diagnosis." "Carcinoid Tumor: Overview." "Carcinoid Tumor: Symptoms and Signs." "Carcinoid Tumor: Treatment Options." 

Kayser, Klaus. , 2012. Analytical Lung Pathology

National Cancer Institute: "Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment - for health professionals (PDQ).

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "A Review of Carcinoid Cancer."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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