Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer

What is Gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is a term that encompasses a group of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Types of gastrointestinal cancer include:

  • esophageal cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • gallbladder cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • colon cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • anal cancer

Types of Gastrointestinal cancer

  • esophageal cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • gallbladder cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • colon cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • anal cancer

  • Symptoms Gastrointestinal cancer

    Symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer vary, depending on the type of cancer. Symptoms may include:

    • abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort
    • change in bowel habits, such as frequency or consistency or shape
    • rectal bleeding or blood in stool
    • bloating
    • loss of appetite
    • nausea/vomiting
    • unintentional weight loss
    • fatigue

    These are common symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer, but there are more symptoms that relate specifically to each type.