Small bowel cancer

    Small bowel cancer

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    Definition of Small bowel cancer

    Small bowel cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the small intestine. Your small intestine, which is also called the small bowel, is a long tube that carries digested food between your stomach and your large intestine (colon).

    Types of small bowel cancer include:

    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Sarcoma, including gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    • Carcinoid tumors
    • Lymphoma

    What treatment options are best for you depend on the type of small bowel cancer you have and its stage.