Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is a term that encompasses a group of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Types of gastrointestinal cancer include:

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer

Symptoms

Symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer vary, depending on the type of cancer. Symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort
  • Change in bowel habits, such as frequency or consistency or shape
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
  • Bloating
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Unintentional Weight Loss
  • Fatigue

These are common symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer, but there are more symptoms that relate specifically to each type.