Radiation Therapy Center in Los Angeles, CA
A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience – but with a dedicated, capable treatment team on your side, there’s always hope. At Pasadena CyberKnife, we’re proud to provide world-class radiation therapy and cancer treatment services to patients throughout the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles area. We strive to make cancer treatment fit into our patients’ lifestyles, opting for noninvasive treatments like CyberKnife whenever possible. We treat almost any form of cancer at our center, including all forms of abdominal cancer.
Types of Abdominal Cancer
Abdominal cancer is slightly different from most forms of cancer in that it doesn’t refer to a single, specific condition. Instead, abdominal cancer is a blanket term that refers to any cancerous growth that begins in the organs and tissues of the abdomen. While there are many specific subtypes, a few of the most common forms of abdominal cancer include:
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
- Kidney (Renal) Cancer
- Peritoneal Cancer
Each of these cancers is its own specific condition, and many have subtypes themselves. The outlook and treatment options for your condition will depend on the specifics form of abdominal cancer you’re diagnosed with.
Stages of Abdominal Cancer
Because abdominal cancer refers to a number of conditions, there is no unified staging system for abdominal cancer. Instead, each specific subtype has its own unique system for staging. That
said, most abdominal cancers rely on a four-stage system that uses three key variables to assess the severity of the case:
- Tumor: The size of the primary tumor
- Node: The extent to which cancer cells have infected the lymph nodes
- Metastasis: Whether or not the cancer has spread to distant organs
These variables are assessed holistically to determine the overall stage of cancer. The higher the stage, the more advanced and widespread the cancer has become.
Contact Your Pasadena Radiation Oncology Center
While the best way to fight abdominal cancer is always through early detection and treatment, at Pasadena CyberKnife, we proudly provide treatment for even the most advanced forms of abdominal cancer. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed, we understand how overwhelmed you must feel – and we’re here to help. Call us today at 626.768.1021 to learn more about the treatments we offer and schedule your consultation. We’ll work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and help you reclaim the healthy, normal life you deserve.