Doing the research
Learn More About Your Diagnosis
Wherever you are in this journey, we are here to help you process everything you need to know in a supportive and informative way.
Our team is made up of multiple cancer specialists, including oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and nurses. At Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida, we follow the same practices provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
We make it our job to continually research and understand every aspect of cancer so that we can gently guide you through your care.
Defining, diagnosing and treating
Stomach & Intestinal Cancer
Stomach and intestinal cancer refers to a group of different forms of cancer, each with its own behavior and effects. Because of the complex nature specific cancer types, we work as a team of experts from different fields to create your treatment plan.
Stomach & intestinal cancer
The stage of a cancer refers to how much it has grown and whether the tumor has spread from its original location. There are five stages of cancer, stage 0 - stage 4. Stage 4 cancer is the most wide-spread or aggressive stage. As part of the diagnosis process, several tests help evaluate the cancer stage. Once you know the stage of your cancer, you and your doctor can use this information to decide on the best treatment option for you.
Getting the right diagnosis
A second opinion can be a game-changer for patients. While it is rare for a diagnosis to change from malignant to benign, a second opinion may reveal other information. Our team verifies whether your staging is correct, your tumor size is correct and your overall assessment is correct. All of these factors can affect which treatment options you are offered.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Clinic
Within our specialized, multidisciplinary clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for your mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The gastrointestinal (GI) cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 6 of our cancer center.
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It’s a standard of care for us to be personal and humanistic. We treat every patient as if they are our family members.
— DR. LANDMANN, MD, Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery
After a rare presacral tumor diagnosis, Henri Spiegel knew she needed a colorectal surgeon with experience to handle her case. She found hope and a cure in Jacksonville at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.