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Can you give me information about the prognosis small bowel cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Need more info

In order to be able to comment on prognosis, it's important to have some more information.
What type of cancer (adenocarcinoma versus neuroendocrine)? Where within the small bowel is it located? Has it spread to other organs? Can it be removed completely with an operation? Small tumors that have not spread often have a good prognosis, but talk to your doctor to find out about your case.

In brief: Need more info

In order to be able to comment on prognosis, it's important to have some more information.
What type of cancer (adenocarcinoma versus neuroendocrine)? Where within the small bowel is it located? Has it spread to other organs? Can it be removed completely with an operation? Small tumors that have not spread often have a good prognosis, but talk to your doctor to find out about your case.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies with type

Small bowel cancers are less common than colonic cancers.
These may be slow growing neuroendocrine tumors, lymphomas and tumors of the connective tissue. The prognosis varies with tumor type and associated diseases.

In brief: Varies with type

Small bowel cancers are less common than colonic cancers.
These may be slow growing neuroendocrine tumors, lymphomas and tumors of the connective tissue. The prognosis varies with tumor type and associated diseases.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends on histology

About half of small bowel cancers, especially those in the lower part are carcinoid tumors, which generally have a good prognosis.
More commonly in the small bowel closer to the stomach is adenocarcinoma, similar to stomach and colon cancers. If cought early enough to be completely resected hte prognosis is good, but treatment of unresectable disease is poor.

In brief: Depends on histology

About half of small bowel cancers, especially those in the lower part are carcinoid tumors, which generally have a good prognosis.
More commonly in the small bowel closer to the stomach is adenocarcinoma, similar to stomach and colon cancers. If cought early enough to be completely resected hte prognosis is good, but treatment of unresectable disease is poor.
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