Small intestine cancer

What is small intestine cancer?

Small intestine cancer starts in cells of the small intestine. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to small intestine cancer.

Risk factors for small intestine cancer

Risk factors for small intestine cancer include genetic conditions such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Learn about small intestine cancer risk.

Symptoms of small intestine cancer

Symptoms of small intestine cancer include pain in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting. Learn about the symptoms of small intestine cancer.

Diagnosis of small intestine cancer

Tests to diagnose small intestine cancer, such as upper GI series, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing small intestine cancer.

Grading small intestine cancer

Grading small intestine cancer helps predict how fast the cancer is growing. Learn about the grades of small intestine adenocarcinoma.

Stages of small intestine cancer

Staging is a way of describing or classifying a cancer based on the extent of cancer in the body. The most common staging system for small intestine cancer is the TNM system. The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) uses the TNM system to describe the extent of many solid tumour cancers.

If small intestine cancer spreads

Small intestine cancer may spread to the lymph nodes, liver and pancreas. Learn where small intestine cancer may spread.

Prognosis and survival for small intestine cancer

People with small intestine cancer may have questions about their prognosis and survival. Prognosis and survival depend on many factors. Only a doctor familiar with a person’s medical history, type of cancer, stage, characteristics of the cancer, treatments chosen and response to treatment can put all of this information together with survival statistics to arrive at a prognosis.

Treatments for small intestine cancer

Treatments for small intestine cancer include surgery and chemotherapy. Learn about treatment plans and options for small intestine cancer.

Supportive care for small intestine cancer

Supportive care helps people with the physical and emotional aspects of small intestine cancer. Learn about issues like nutrition and short bowel syndrome.

Research in small intestine cancer

Our knowledge of cancer is always expanding. Researchers and healthcare professionals take the knowledge gained from research studies and use it to develop better practices that will help prevent, detect and treat small intestine cancer, as well as improve the quality of life of people with small intestine cancer.

Small intestine cancer statistics

Small intestine cancer is not a common cancer. Learn about Canadian statistics for incidence and mortality of small intestine cancers.