A Personalized, Patient-Centered Approach to Gastrointestinal Cancer Care

Gastrointestinal cancers can be very serious and life-changing. Parkview Cancer Institute has established an extensive team of physicians and specialists who have focused their careers on the gastrointestinal system. We understand that each person’s cancer is unique, and we apply our expertise to fit each individual case. Our sub-specialization and singular focus allows us to deliver highly effective treatments for gastrointestinal cancers.

Comprehensive Care for Complex Cancers

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers can be very complex and aggressive. These are cancers that affect the digestive system, like the stomach and small intestine. They are the most common group of cancers in the U.S.

The GI cancers we treat include:

Gastrointestinal tumors may not show symptoms until they grow to a large size. However, when symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • A mass or swelling in the abdomen
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling full after eating a small portion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Problems swallowing

If you are experiencing one or several of these gastrointestinal cancer symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our cancer doctors at Parkview Cancer Institute.

Highly Advanced Treatment for Gastrointestinal Cancer

Diagnostic tests are important to determine the stage of the cancer and the next best action. At Parkview Cancer Institute, we have technologies in place to quickly and accurately diagnose GI cancers. These tests may include:

  • Biopsies
  • Blood, urine and stool tests
  • CT scans
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Upper endoscopy

Once the cancer has been confirmed, there are several treatment options depending on the cancer type. Common therapies include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These can be used alone or together. Surgery is another common treatment for GI cancers.

While endoscopy was originally a diagnostics procedure, advanced interventional endoscopy is a highly specialized field that’s become very effective in treating GI cancers. Our fellowship-trained physicians use new technology to perform minimally invasive therapeutic or palliative surgical procedures (surgery used to relieve distressing symptoms).

By employing minimally invasive techniques like this, your scarring, pain and recovery time maybe reduced.

For More Information about GI Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

If you have questions about the expert care of gastrointestinal cancers at Parkview Cancer Institute, please contact our team of GI cancer specialists.

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