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I am a basket case. My son has intestinal cancer. Can you tell me something about it?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: It depends

Important pieces of information before answering your question are: how old is your son? What part of the intestine is affected (stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum)? What kind of cancer (adenocarcinoma, gist, neuroendocrine tumor)? Most intestinal cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body can be successfully treated with surgery.
But as you can tell, there are different kinds.

In brief: It depends

Important pieces of information before answering your question are: how old is your son? What part of the intestine is affected (stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum)? What kind of cancer (adenocarcinoma, gist, neuroendocrine tumor)? Most intestinal cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body can be successfully treated with surgery.
But as you can tell, there are different kinds.
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