Gastrointestinal System Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancers include colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and stomach (gastric) cancer. Colorectal cancer may be diagnosed early with after fecal occult blood tests and colonoscopy can improve the prognosis. Surgical treatments may use colon removal (colectomy) and colostomy, which diverts food being processed in the colon.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Gastric Cancer Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a malignant cell growth that begins in the cells of the stomach and invades the surrounding healthy cells.  Stomach cancer is less common in the United States than in some other countries. In the past, it was one …

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Pancreas Cancer, Exocrine Cancer Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACPMark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly of all cancers. It accounts for only 2 percent of cancer cases but is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The pancreas is …

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Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Also called: Carcinoid Tumors, Carcinoid Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are a rare form of cancer that develop in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors grow slowly and are highly treatable when caught at the earliest stages. However, patients with these …

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Colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Colorectal cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the colon or rectum, which are part of the digestive system. This cancer usually begins as polyps, which are abnormal growths in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Polyps are not cancer but can become cancerous …

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Barium X-ray Cancer Diagnosis

Barium X-ray and Cancer Diagnosis

Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Barium x-rays can refer to a number of tests of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system. The tests examine the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the region of the body from the esophagus to the rectum. These x-rays can detect cancers that occur in any portion of the GI tract. Diagnostic tools that use …

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