Our team of recognised oncologists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We have several years of expertise in the surgical management of GI cancers through advanced procedures such as HIPEC, PIPAC and Whipple procedures.
The Gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the tract that includes your digestive organs. Cancers that affect your gastrointestinal tract and related digestive organs are collectively referred to as gastrointestinal cancers.
The most common types of gastrointestinal cancers include oesophagal cancer, stomach cancer, gallbladder cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer.
In its early stages, it can be difficult to detect any gastrointestinal cancer symptoms. Most symptoms are visible once the tumour has advanced. The symptoms majorly depend upon the type, location and stage of cancer. These include:
- Pain, swelling and cramps in the abdomen
- Presence of blood in the stool
- Changes in bowel movement
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Problems with digestion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
Based on your risk factors and display of symptoms, your doctor may recommend certain tests to diagnose your GI cancer. Common tests and procedures include:
- Blood tests
- CT scan
- PET scan
Your treatment protocol will depend on factors like the type, location and stage of cancer as well as your general health, age and risk factors. Common treatment methods include surgical removal of tumours, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy.
The case analysis of HIPEC surgery for cancer treatment