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What is Gastrointestinal Cancer (GI Cancer)?

Description of the disease:

Gastrointestinal cancer (GI Cancer) is a malignant disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract - from the esophagus to the rectum. It is one of the most common diseases in oncology.


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal cancer


  • Abdominal pain
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Blood in stool
  • General weakness and deterioration of health


The causes of gastrointestinal cancer can be various, including genetic predisposition, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, inflammatory bowel diseases, and other factors.


Various methods may be used for the diagnosis of GI Cancer, including endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy, and computed tomography.


Treatment of GI Cancer may include surgical intervention, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy depending on the stage of the disease.


Preventive measures include a healthy diet, avoiding harmful habits, regular check-ups with a doctor, and timely treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.


Gastrointestinal cancer is treated by an oncologist or a surgeon with the relevant specialization.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.