The symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer vary depending on which part of the gastrointestinal tract is affected. Some of the symptoms may overlap while some may be specific for a certain area:
Cancer is a disease that is not entirely preventable, however, we can reduce our risk by avoiding (if possible) the following:
Gastrointestinal cancers are diagnosed using a combination of tests such as a biopsy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, deep enteroscopy, x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography scans (CT-scans).
Treatment for gastrointestinal cancer depends on what stage the cancer is in, and which part of the gastrointestinal tract is affected.
Treatment options are:
Your gastroenterologist will guide and help you with a treatment plan that best suits your needs.