What is Gastrointestinal cancer?
Gastrointestinal cancer is common worldwide. Most gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) grow within the wall of the abdomen or small intestine. If the cancer is detected in the early stages the treatments are more effective but unfortunately, it can be a challenge.
What are the symptoms of Gastrointestinal cancer?
These tumors often develop into the hollow spaces inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, so they might not show symptoms right away unless they are in a certain location or reach a certain size.
Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer may involve:
1. Trouble in swallowing
2. Sensing bloated after eating
3. Feeling stuffed after eating little amounts of food
7. Abdominal pain
8. Sudden weight loss
What are the types of Gastrointestinal cancer?
The most prevalent categories of gastrointestinal cancers are as follows:
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastric (stomach) cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
What are the causes of Gastrointestinal cancer?
Factors that cause the risk of gastrointestinal cancer include:
1. Gastroesophageal reflux disorder.
2. Being obese.
3. A high amount of salt and smoked foods in a diet.
4. Low amount of fruits and vegetables in a diet.
5. The ancestral history of gastrointestinal cancer.
6. Infection in Helicobacter pylori.
7. Long-term gastritis
What are the treatments for Gastrointestinal cancer?
- Surgery. An operation where doctors remove cancer tissue and some surroundings. The type of surgery used depends on the level of cancer growth
- Chemotherapy. The use of medicines usually stops the cancer cells from growth, division, and multiplying of cells.
- Radiation therapy. Using high-energy rays (similar to X-rays) to eradicate cancer. People with stomach cancer usually receive externally provided radiation therapy, which is given from a machine outside.
Why choose Oncoxpert?
Oncoxpert works on creating a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines multidisciplinary treatments. Oncoxpert uses the information from these tests to assign a stage and treatment to the respective cancer.