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[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.

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. ...


Ovarian Cancer: Something Old, Something New

... New England Journal of Medicine about the use of intraperitoneal
chemotherapy (giving chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdomen through ...


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). ...


Surgery for colorectal cancer

... lymph nodes. The surgery is referred to as an open colectomy if it is
done through a single incision in the abdomen. The ...


How is uterine sarcoma staged?

... T3: The tumor is growing into tissues of the abdomen. T3a: The tumor is
growing into tissues of the abdomen in one place only. ...


Surgery for cervical cancer

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


Surgery for testicular cancer

... A cut is made through the spermatic cord that attaches the testicle to the
abdomen. ... Several small incisions are made on the abdomen. ...


Cancer Glossary

... laparoscope Search [LAP-uh-ruh-scope]. a long, flexible, thin tube with a lens
on the end that is put into the abdomen through a very small cut. ...


Signs and symptoms of a cancer of unknown primary ...

... checkup. A mass in the abdomen that can be felt or a feeling of “fullness”.
A ... effusion). Pain in the chest or abdomen. This ...