At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, we are by your side when you are facing a diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer. Our integrated team of experts treats gastrointestinal cancers by developing a customized plan, based on your unique needs.
Gastrointestinal cancer can include any cancer that occurs in the anus, colon, bile duct, esophagus, liver, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, rectum, large or small intestine or stomach. This can include anal cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver and bile duct cancers, pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.
General signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer may include:
We utilize a multidisciplinary approach in treating you, always working together to give you customized care that includes the most-advanced diagnostic methods and treatments. Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff provide excellent and compassionate medical care, education and support to meet your needs throughout and after treatment.
Anal cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the anus or anal canal. Most anal cancers are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
Colorectal cancer is any cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, including bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer.
Esophageal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the esophagus, the long, hollow tube that extends from your throat to your stomach.
Liver cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the liver and bile duct cancer occurs in the narrow tubes that carry bile between the liver and gallbladder. Risk factors include excess alcohol use and diabetes.
Pancreatic cancer is cancer of the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach. It most commonly occurs in people over the age of 60.
Stomach cancer is often hard to recognize because the symptoms can include common ailments such as indigestion and heartburn.