Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that grow in one of the digestive organs include the oesophagus, gallbladder & biliary tract, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. GI cancer is the most common form of cancer all over the world.
Learn about the placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy – PEG , or “feeding tube” in patients who are unable to take food by mouth for an extended period of time. The two main surgical techniques depicted for PEG tube placement are the “pull” method, and the “push” method.
Cancer in the large intestine is called colorectal cancer. This video describes the parts of the large intestine, how colorectal cancer occurs, your risks of getting it, and its symptoms.
Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a cancer which develops from the lining of the stomach. Early symptoms may include heartburn, upper abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite.Later signs and symptoms may include weight loss, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, vomiting, difficulty swallowing and blood in the stool among others. The cancer may spread from the stomach to other parts of the body, particularly the liver, lungs, bones, lining of the abdomen and lymph nodes.
The anatomy of the esophagus and the two common types of esophageal cancer are depicted, along with common treatment options and risk factors.
The main treatment for stage IIstomach cancer is surgery to remove all or part of the stomach, the omentum, and nearby lymph nodes. Many patients are treated with chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy before surgery to try to shrink the cancer and make it easier to remove.