Colon Cancer: What is adenocarcinoma? | Norton Cancer Institute


Adenocarcinoma is the cell type that forms the cancer the entire
gastrointestinal tract is filled with adenoid cells and the
adenoid cells are mucin- producing cells which are just kinda mucus you know which
our gastrointestinal tract needs to transit food and things like that so
it’s the adenoid cells themselves that become abnormal and there’s some degree of DNA damage that happens to the
actually adenoid cell and turns that into adenocarcinoma which is a cancer of those cell types.

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