Conditions and Cancer Types
Cancers affecting the digestive system are called gastrointestinal cancers.
- Esophageal Cancer - Esophageal cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
- Stomach (Gastric) Cancer - The most common type is an adenocarcinoma, which arises from the glands in the stomach lining. Other kinds of gastric cancer are Lymphoma, GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors) and Carcinoid Tumors.
- Pancreatic Cancer - Patients who are told their disease is unresectable elsewhere often seek treatment at Dharamshila Cancer Hospital. Sometimes a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy can be given prior to surgery in an effort to render surgical removal of the tumor possible.
- Liver (hepatic bile duct gallbladder) Cancer - We offer a wide treatment platform including medications for the underlying liver disease, resection for small localized tumors, ablative therapies, chemoembolization and systemic chemotherapy.
- Neuro-endocrine Tumors (carcinoid, pancreatic eyelet cells) - Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors grow slowly and generally appear in the appendix, small intestine, and rectum. Often, more than one tumor develops in the small intestine. A diagnosis of a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor increases your risk of developing another cancer in the digestive system.
- Colon and Rectal Cancer - Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, yet it is one of the most preventable. Almost 90% of patients can survive this disease when detected early through screening. For patients with early stage or advanced disease, the best treatment is tailored for you.
- Anal Cancer - A rare type of cancer that starts in the anus, the opening at the end of the rectum.