Gastrointestinal cancer treatment
If you have gastrointestinal cancer, you'll find exceptional care and emotional encouragement at The Christ Hospital Health Network. Even if your cancer is rare or aggressive, you can fight back with our advanced treatments and support services.
About gastrointestinal cancer
"Gastrointestinal cancer" is a broad term. It describes several kinds of cancer that form in the gastrointestinal tract (digestive system). These cancers include:
Some types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colorectal cancer, are relatively common. They can be detected early through routine screening exams. Other types, including small intestine and gallbladder cancer, are considered rare. They may not be diagnosed until they have reached an advanced stage. That's why it's important to talk to your doctor as soon as you notice unusual symptoms.
Appendicular Cancer (appendix)
Bile duct cancer
Carcinoid tumors which often occur in the appendix, small intestine or rectum
Colon cancer and rectal cancer (also known as colorectal cancer)
Esophageal (esophagus) cancer
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which usually develop in the stomach or small intestine
Liver cancer including hepatocellular carcinoma
Small intestine cancer
Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network
Our cancer care team has extensive experience managing even the most challenging types of gastrointestinal cancer.
Besides offering the latest treatment options, our team takes pride in exceeding patient expectations. We provide personalized care in a warm and nurturing environment, where our patients often say they feel like family members.
The Christ Hospital is one of only a few cancer centers in the region offering hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for difficult-to-treat cancers, including gastrointestinal cancer. Learn more about what HIPEC is, how it works and how it can help beat cancer.
If you're interested in new or integrative therapies, The Christ Hospital Health Network offers both. Many patients benefit from our "complementary and alternative" therapies, including Tai Chi classes, music therapy and pet therapy. Others take part in cancer-related clinical trials.