What are the tests for small intestine cancer?

Imaging & biopsy. Cancers of the small intestine are not that common. If imaging reveals a mass, it may need to be removed or biopsied and the tissue examined by a pathologist for diagnosis.

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What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction and. Small intestinal cancers are much less common than colon cancers. The symptoms depend on the type of cancer and may be due to obstruction in the form of swelling of abdomen, pain, vomiting, due to neuroendocrine syndromes, e.g., carcinoid syndrome, and in the case of lymphomas, mass in abdomen and enlargement of lymph nodes. Read more...

How can somebody tell whether or not he has small intestine cancer?

Difficult diagnosis. Early diagnosis of small bowel carcinomas are difficult to diagnose in early stages, as most it is not accessible to endoscope.Capsule endoscopy is some help, contrast studies, ct scans will help.Late stages will present with obstruction, cramp y colicky pains , some time with bleeding. Occasionally laporoscopy even laporatomy is required for diagnosis. Read more...

Could you tell me what are long and short term symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction. Small intestinal cancer is much less common than colonic cancer and the symptoms are related to obstruction of the bowel, e.g., vomiting, constipation, mass in abdomen and endocrine symptoms from some tumors. Some small intestinal cancers are lymphomas and may be associated with enlarged lymph-nodes. Read more...

I had an edoscopy done and it showed normal results and so did my colonoscopy, should I concern myself with small intestine cancer?

No. Small intestinal cancer is very rare, unless there are very specific symptoms detaited evaluation of your small bowel is not warranted. Read more...
Not really. An upper endoscopy (egd: esophagogastroduodenoscopy) looks for cancer and other pathology in the esophagus, stomach, and 1st and 2nd parts of the duodenum. A colonoscopy looks for polyps and cancer in the colon. Small intestine cancer is extremely rare (colon cancer is much more common). So you shouldn't really worry about small intestine cancer. Read more...
Probably not. Small intestine cancer is rare. Unless you have unusual persistent GI symptoms or strong family history of cancer, there is no reason to worry about it. Read more...

How long is the timeline for a person with stage IV small intestine cancer?

No such timeline. No scientific physician has ever given a person x-number of months / years to survive. The patient may have the inferior vena cava undergo thrombosis or a mass become infected and die tomorrow. Five percent of these people are alive in five years. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/smallintestinecancer/detailedguide/small-intestine-cancer-survival-rates. Read more...

What is the expected lifespan for a person with stage IV small intestine cancer?

Depend. it really depend what kind of organs that was metastasized into, mostly local spread, vs apread to liver, , lungs or possibly brain which is the least likely. concentrate on their comfort and life than the end, sure they should take care of their affairs but life and death in my view is in the creater hands any prediction is a guess the best. my advice enjoy their life while they are still with us. Read more...
Brief. stage four means spread has occurred. Intestinal obstruction is likely and nutrition gets difficult. Read more...

My mum has had colon cancer and my grandma (mums mum) had small intestine cancer. Are there steps I can take to prevent cancer myself?

Heritable cancer. First it might be good to know which type of cancers they had-- i.e. if they truly were inherited by known pathways (polyposis, Lynch syndrome, etc.) Prevention would include healthy diet (high fiber, no nitrites, no alcohol, etc.) and appropriate screening at a possibly earlier age. Consulting with a pathologist/gastroenterologist or geneticist about the cancer pattern and path may be useful. Read more...

What is the treatment for small intestine cancer?

Depends on type. Small intestinal cancers are uncommon. These may be lymphomas, connective tissue tumors, neuroendocrine carcinomas etc. Lymphomas are usually treated with chemo, connective tissue and neuroendocrine tumors with surgery and may be chemo. Read more...