Abdominal Cancer

Understanding the Basics of Abdominal Cancer

Abdominal cancer is a category of disease describing abnormal cell growth occurring between the groin and the bottom of the chest. A case of abdominal cancer may affect internal organs such as kidneys, the liver, stomach, intestines, or pancreas as well as blood vessels and other tissues in this part of the body. Patients in Palmer seeking abdominal cancer treatment can find valuable resources and care options from Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our doctors help patients diagnosed with abdominal cancer and other cancers access many different care solutions to help speed them on the road to remission.

Arriving at a Diagnosis

Diagnosing abdominal cancer of any variety usually begins with a patient visiting their primary care physician. Troublesome symptoms like these may have prompted the visit:

  • Pain
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Blood in the stool
  • Changes in appetite
  • Vomiting and indigestion

There are different underlying conditions that could potentially cause these and other related symptoms so doctors must eliminate other causes before a cancer diagnosis might be considered. A doctor will typically speak with a patient about their health history and the health history of immediate family members to get an idea of how different diseases might affect them.

Getting a Second Opinion

Patients might wish to seek a second opinion before pursuing any treatment for abdominal cancer. A second opinion is recommended in cases where a rare form of cancer has been identified or when the diagnosis has been given by a physician that does not specialize in cancer treatment.

Seeking treatment for stomach cancer or another form of abdominal cancer will help relieve the painful symptoms associated with the disease. Different forms of treatment will be used to create a personalized care plan designed to specifically address the form of cancer affecting a patient.

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The Help You Need

The Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center in Palmer offers patients state-of-the-art treatment solutions with the help of our dedicated team. Call us today at 907-707-1333 to schedule an appointment with our doctors.