Treatment for carcinoma cancer depends what type of carcinoma is detected, the stage of the cancer and what areas of the body are affected, notes the National Cancer Institute. Common cancer treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, states American Cancer Society. Other treatments include hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
There are many different types of carcinomas, including adenocarcinoma, basal cell, squamous cell, invasive ductual, renal cell, and ductal in situ, notes WebMD. In situ simply means that the cancer does not spread past the affected area. Carcinomas can affect the skin, kidneys and breasts. Adenocarcinomas can affect any organ in the body.