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Cancer Small Intestine

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Your small intestine is part of digestive system. It is long tube that connects your stomach to your large intestine. Intestinal Cancer is rare, but eating high - fat diet or having Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or history of colonic polyps can increase your risk. Abdominal pain Weight loss for no reason Blood in stool lump in abdomen Imaging tests create pictures of small intestine and area around it can help diagnose Intestinal Cancer and show whether it has spread. Surgery is most common treatment. Additional options include chemotherapy, therapy, or combination.

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What Treatments Are Available?

Which treatment your doctor recommends will depend on number of things, like what type of cancer it is and whether it has spread. Surgery is most common treatment. Your surgeon may remove part of small intestine that contains cancer. Or they may do abypassa surgery so that food can go around tumor that ca be remove. Even if your doctor takes out all of cancer during surgery, they may still suggest radiation therapy. This uses high energy X - rays to kill cancer cells. They might also offer chemotherapy. These are you take by mouth or through IV tube. They, too, kill cancer or stop them from growing. Number Of New Therapies Are Being Test, As Well. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in taking part one of these clinical trials before, during, or after your treatment.

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Diagnosing small intestine cancer

Types of cancer found in small intestine are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and lymphoma. This summary discusses and leiomyosarcoma. Adenocarcinoma starts in glandular cells in lining of small intestine and is most common type of small intestine cancer. Most of these tumors occur in part of small intestine near stomach. They may grow block intestine. Leiomyosarcoma starts in smooth muscle cells of small intestine. Most of these tumors in part of small intestine near large intestine. See following PDQ summaries for more information on intestine Cancer:

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