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abdomen

[ab-duh-men] the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis. It contains the stomach (with the lower part of the esophagus), small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and other organs. The abdomen is lined by a membrane called the peritoneum.

Abdominal Chemo Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival

... Abdominal Chemo Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival. ... A large clinical trial
shows that giving chemotherapy directly into the abdomen, as well as ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/abdominal-chemo-improves-ovarian-cancer-survival

How is ovarian cancer staged?

... To stage the cancer, samples of tissues are taken from different parts of the
pelvis and abdomen and examined under the microscope. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-staging

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... When the uterus is removed through an incision in the abdomen, it is
called a simple or total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for uterine sarcomas

... This operation is done through the same surgical incision in the abdomen
as the simple abdominal hysterectomy or radical abdominal hysterectomy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-treating-surgery

Signs and symptoms of gestational trophoblastic disease ...

... Abdominal swelling: The uterus and abdomen (belly) can get bigger faster
in a complete molar pregnancy than they do in a normal pregnancy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gestationaltrophoblasticdisease/detailedguide/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-signs-symptoms

Surgery for cervical cancers and pre-cancers

... When the uterus is removed through a surgical incision in the front of
the abdomen, it is called an abdominal hysterectomy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... In an abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through a cut ... hysterectomy
can also be done through the belly (abdomen) using laparoscopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/overviewguide/endometrial--uterine--cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... that the abdominal incision might open up, becoming an open wound. After
the surgery, you might develop scar tissue in the abdomen that can ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for vaginal cancer

... Removing the uterus through an incision in the abdomen, it is called an
abdominal hysterectomy (or total abdominal hysterectomy; TAH). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vaginalcancer/detailedguide/vaginal-cancer-treating-surgery