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What is intestinal cancer?

What is intestinal cancer?

Varies: Gastrointestinal cancer is most often a type called adenocarcinoma. It can affect the stomach sometimes, small intestine rarely, and colon (large intestine) most often. It is usually treated with combination therapy with surgery, medical oncology such as chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy. It does run in some families. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

Too broad: I think everyone is skipping this question because it is just too broad. There are many research trials and programs going on across the country for intestinal cancers, but there are so many different types of this cancer. If you can narrow this down...Someone may be abe to help you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

Mutliple: Tough question, since there is small and large intestinal cancer. Commonly, we do endoscopies to look at the lining of the intestines. A colonoscopy is done to look at the large intestine and the lower small intestine. An egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is done to evaluate the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. A ct scan can also be performed, as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer: Change in bowel habits , rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort or bloating. These are nonspecific symptoms and can be the same symptoms of other disorders. Should you experience this symptomatology , you should see a colon and rectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

Depends what kind: The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is treated quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. ...Read more

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What are screening recommendations for intestinal cancer?

What are screening recommendations for  intestinal cancer?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is recommended to begin at age 50. Further recommendations are made depending on the findings of the first colonscopy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between intestinal cancer and colon cancer?

What is the difference between intestinal cancer and colon cancer?

Specific site: Intestinal cancer can mean any type of cancer affecting any portion of the intestines (from the small intestine to the large intestine). Colon cancer affects the large intestine only. ...Read more

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What are the various conventional intestinal cancer treatment options?

What are the various conventional intestinal cancer treatment options?

Surgery: The main treatment for small and large intestine carcinomas is surgery. After we analyze the situation and see if chemotherapy is required. In unusual cases such as cancer attached to and peeled off of other organs but still confined to the area, radiation may be suggested. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Robert Cloud
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Intestinal Cancer (Definition)

A intestinal cancer is a condition in which a person has a cancerous tumor in his intestines. Cancers can involve any part of the ...Read more