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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?
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In brief: Small bowel cancer
The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive.
Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute.

In brief: Small bowel cancer
The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive.
Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
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In brief: Ileal cancer
Ileum is part of the small intestine.
It connects the small bowel to the colon. A mass inside that bowel will require surgery to remove. Prognosis depends on what kind of growth it is and where it is in the bowel wall.

In brief: Ileal cancer
Ileum is part of the small intestine.
It connects the small bowel to the colon. A mass inside that bowel will require surgery to remove. Prognosis depends on what kind of growth it is and where it is in the bowel wall.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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