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Small Intestine Cancer

Small Intestine Cancer Causes

It is said to be caused by mutation of the genes surrounding the small intestines.

Small Intestine Cancer Definition

Small Intestine Cancer is the cancer that grows in the intestine between the stomach and the colon which is responsible for digesting and absorbing nutrients. It includes adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma and the carcinoids.

Small Intestine Cancer Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through Barium Contrast Study of the small intestine, Upper GI tract endoscopy, CT Scan of the abdomen or an abdominal ultrasound to determine the bulky tumors and to rule out any spread of the cancer cells and colonoscopy.

Small Intestine Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes frequent stomach pain, sudden weight loss, weakness , fatigue, vomiting, fever and gastrointestinal problems.

Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

Treatment includes the chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical removal of the tumor or the part infested with cancer cells.

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