Gastrointestinal Cancer: Types & Symptoms

Posted by akajay201988 on April 28th, 2017

Gastrointestinal cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is the term used for the group of cancers that affect the GI tract and digestive organs. The symptoms, in this case, depend on the organ affected. Let’s discuss the different types of gastrointestinal cancer and their common symptoms; even if you feel you are slightly having any of these signs, it is highly recommended to consult the best gastroenterology in Hyderabad. Browse through the list below:

Colon Cancer

This is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, which begins in the lining of the colon. Symptoms of Colon Cancer may include:

  • Change in bowel habits
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Blood in the stool
  • Weight Loss
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Gas Pains

Esophageal Cancer

This is the cancer that affects esophagus, the muscular tube that helps move the food and liquids to the stomach. Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer may include:

  • Pain while swallowing
  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Burning in the Throat
  • Chest Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Heart Burn

Gallbladder Cancer

Our gallbladder stores bile, which helps the stomach digest food. Gallbladder cancer is a rare condition affecting this organ. Following are the symptoms associated with this kind of cancer:

  • Fever
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Itching

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer can either start as a tumour in the liver or in the tubes that carry bile to the gall bladder. Following are the symptoms associated with this kind of cancer:

  • Hard Lump on the Right Side, below the Rib Cage
  • Pain/Discomfort in the Upper Abdomen
  • Swollen Abdomen
  • Jaundice
  • Easy Bruising/Bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Unusual Weight Loss

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreas is the gland in the abdomen that makes enzymes, which contributes towards proper digestion in the body. The cancer of the organ is called as Pancreatic Cancer, and here are some of its symptoms:

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Tiredness
  • Dark Urine
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Light-coloured Stools
  • Jaundice

Rectal Cancer

Rectal cancer is a cancer of the colon or rectum, at the digestive tract's lower end. Following are the symptoms associated with this kind of cancer:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Blood in the Stool
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Weight Loss
  • Tiredness

Small Intestine Cancer

Cancer of the small intestine is a very rare condition. Following are the symptoms associated with this kind of cancer:

  • Stomach Pain/Cramps
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Blood in the Stool
  • Lump in the Abdomen
  • Weight Loss

Anal Cancer

This is a rare form of cancer and occurs mostly in patients with anal HPV infection. Symptoms of this condition may not occur, until the disease has progressed. Symptoms of Anal Cancer may include:

  • Bleeding from the anus or rectum
  • Pain/pressure around the anus
  • Lump near the anus
  • Discharge from the anus
  • Itching near the anus
  • Change in bowel habits
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