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what is gastrointestinal cancer?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Cancer in stomc/intn: Cancer from the level of entry of food into body until it exits as poop.
Answered on Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
GI cancers: Occur in the tubes and organs associated with digestion and elimination. It begins at the esphagus, then stomach, small gut (duodenum, jejunum, ileum), then colon and rectum & anus. The pancreas and bile ducts, gall bladder included. The derangements causing cancers can cause these organs to malfunction, and the cells populate other organs.
Answered on Dec 18, 2012

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