GI Cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers will often show no symptoms early on because tumors will grow in the empty spaces of your GI tract. Symptoms won’t show until the tumor has reached a certain size in its specific location.


When symptoms appear, they will typically include


  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Dark, bloody stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss


Your doctor will need to test and diagnose you in order to start treatment. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation, medications, and surgery.

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