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.
Surgery. Is curative in all sites, and the addition of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to selected sites of certain stage, i.e., with nodes involved or margns positive.

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Who gets intestinal cancer?

Anyone. Large intestine cancer, more commonly called colon cancer, is the 3rd most common cancer killer in both men and women. The vast majority of cases occur after age 50, but it can occassionally occur in younger adults. A family history of colon cancer increases your risk, but the majority of cases occur in people with no family history. Small intestine (or small bowel) cancer is rare. Read more...

How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

Endoscopy & biopsy. The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is diagnosed quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. Basically, all can be diagnosed by inserting a flexible camera (endoscope) and taking tissue samples (biopsies). Under the microscope, cancer can be diagnosed. Read more...
If you mean. Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected. Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy. Read more...

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...

What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Depends. The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is manifests quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. Generally, the symptoms include, pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and changes in bowel habits. Read more...
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...

What are the consequences of intestinal cancer in a child?

See below. A variety of consequences which include intestinal obstruction (nausea, vomiting), nutritional deficiencies, pain, bleeding, perforation (rupture of the intestine). Cancers of the intestine are serious and need to be evaluated by specialists. Read more...

Is intestinal cancer treatable?

Often. Treatment and curability depends upon the stage of disease at the time of diagnosis. If caught early, these tumors are quite curable. If more advanced, they are all treatable, but the capacity for cure of more advanced lesions is dependent on several factors. Read more...

Could you survive intestinal cancer without treatment?

If you mean. ...Colon cancer, i sincerly doubt it. Miracles can happen but as they say in one of the 1970s sinbad movies: "trust in god but tie up your camel". If there is any treatment than can be of benefit, i can't see why you would not do it. Read more...

Could you survive intestinal cancer without treatment?

No. Any cancer that isn't treated by surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy (depending on the cancer) is 100% certain to kill you unless something else does first. Read more...
No. The cancer will continue to grow causing a blockage (a surgical emergency). It will also spread into nearby organs, as well as sites far from it (metastasis). All of this will disrupt your normal body functions and lead to death. Read more...
Not likely. Cancers of any type, intestinal or others, are not survivable without proper medical care that may include combinations of surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy. Read more...