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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.

What Is Gastrointestinal Cancer?

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:

  • Feeling bloated or full after eating only a small amount of food
  • Severe, persistent heartburn or indigestion
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Bloody stool
  • Stomach pain
  • Changes in bowel movements
  • Weight loss
  • Problems swallowing

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.

Learn More About Gastrointestinal Cancers

Anal Cancer

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.

Learn more about anal cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is any cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, including bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer.

Learn more about colorectal cancer.

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the esophagus, the long, hollow tube that extends from your throat to your stomach.

Learn more about esophageal cancer.

Liver and Bile Duct Cancers

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.

Learn more about liver and bile duct cancers.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is cancer of the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach. It most commonly occurs in people over the age of 60.

Learn more about pancreatic cancer.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is often hard to recognize because the symptoms can include common ailments such as indigestion and heartburn.

Learn more about stomach cancer.

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