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Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer, Symptoms and Causes

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to various cancers that affect the digestive tract. The symptoms of this type of cancer vary, and may include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, rectal bleeding, nausea/vomiting, fatigue and weight loss.

The North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute provides comprehensive and coordinated care for the diagnosis and treatment of all of these cancers. To achieve the best possible treatment outcomes, our team of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, nurses and social workers collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan and provide the highest quality of care and support of people with gastrointestinal cancers.

We provide the newest and most promising treatments including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). This treatment allows for precise radiation doses to navigate to specific areas within the tumor through three-dimensional imaging and therapies only available through clinical research trials. The most advanced procedures are employed including minimally invasive surgery, video endoscopy for diagnosis and laparoscopic techniques for colon and rectal cancer surgery.

For more information about specific gastrointestinal cancers, visit the following links: 

Gastrointestinal Cancers Clinical Trials

The North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute offers a full array of clinical trials. The result of this research not only impacts survival, but also enhances the quality of life. For more information about clinical trials for Gastrointestinal Cancer, visit Cancer Clinical Trials.

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