Gastrointestinal Cancer



Gastrointestinal Cancer

Doctors classify cancer based on the site where cancer cells first begin to grow. Cancer that forms along the GI tract is termed gastrointestinal cancer (also called the digestive tract). The gastrointestinal tract begins with the oesophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) and ends with the anus (where waste exits the body).

Primary GI cancer begins to grow in the digestive tract. Metastatic cancers of the gastrointestinal tract begin in the GI tract but spread to other organs.

Why does gastric cancer occur?

Although the exact cause of stomach cancer is unknown, there are a number of risk factors, including diet and lifestyle.

As well as consuming alcohol and smoking, a diet high in smoked or salted foods and processed meat and low in vegetables is a risk factor for stomach cancer. The microorganism Helicobacter pylori, which infects the inner lining of the stomach, also contributes to the development of cancer.

Some noncancerous conditions in the stomach, such as ulcers or an excess of inner lining cells, can precede cancer. Lastly, certain inherited conditions can increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.

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What are the signs of stomach cancer?

Early-stage stomach cancer may not produce any symptoms. Some stomach cancer symptoms, such as early satiety (feeling of fullness), mild abdominal pain, and fatigue, are common and comparable to symptoms of other, less serious conditions.

Nevertheless, certain symptoms are more indicative of stomach cancer. Consult a gastroenterologist if you experience any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks:

  • Unexplained weight reduction
  • Extreme abdominal distress
  • sickness and vomiting
  • loss of hunger
  • Vomiting blood
  • Sticky (dark, sticky) faeces


Abdominal discomfort, Unintentional weight loss, Vomiting and nausea, Acid reflux, Diarrhea, constipation, Fecal incontinence, Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoids, Diverticulitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Liver transplant service, Complex endoscopy, Nutrition, Hepatobiliary Clinic, Pancreas Clinic, Esophageal Clinic, Colorectal Neoplasia, Motility, Miscellaneous GI testing, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General GI, Cholera, Enteric duplication cyst, Giardiasis, Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer disease, Yellow fever, Hepatitis Virus, Hepatitis treatment

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Clinical Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology Treatment
Advances in Gastroenterology
Gallbladder and Biliary Disease
Gastrointestinal Complications in Pregnancy
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pharmacotherapy
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Radiology

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pancreatic and Biliary Disease
Bariatric Surgery
Colorectal Oncology
Endoscopy and Hepatology
Esophageal and Gastric Disease
Pancreatic Diseases
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease

Barretts Esophagus
Crohn Disease
Hepatitis C
Liver and Intestine Transplant
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Peptic Ulcer Disease
GI Bleeding
GI Infectious Disease

List of Gastroenterology Association

Indian Society of Gastroenterology: ISG
American Gastroenterological Association
The British Association of Gastroenterology: The voice of British Gastroenterological
Association of Australia
SGNA | Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
United European Gastroenterology
Ontario Association of Gastroenterology
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

List of Gastroenterology Society

Indian Society of Gastroenterology: ISG
Gastrointestinal Society
French National Society of Gastroenterology
International Affiliate Societies
Texas Society for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
The British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Philippine Society of Gastroenterology

Companies of Gastroenterology

Boston Scientific
Physicians Endoscopy
Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology
Steris Endoscopy
Exact Sciences
FUJIFILM Medical Systems
United Digestive
Takeda Pharmaceuticals


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