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What is intestinal cancer?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: SB, colon, rectum

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer can include anything from the mouth to the anus, but "intestinal" can be characterized as including the small bowel (sb), colon (large bowel), and rectum.

In brief: SB, colon, rectum

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer can include anything from the mouth to the anus, but "intestinal" can be characterized as including the small bowel (sb), colon (large bowel), and rectum.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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