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Cancers We Treat

Finding Stomach & Intestinal Cancer Early

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Understanding stomach & intestinal cancer

Early Detection

Finding cancer early provides you with more treatment options and a chance at positive outcomes.

The only screening available to stomach and intestinal is for colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer. Screening one of the most powerful ways to prevent colorectal cancer. For other forms of stomach and intestinal cancer, it’s important to know the signs and risks.

At Baptist MD Anderson, we follow MD Anderson’s model of outstanding patient care, research, prevention and education. Our commitment is to bring world-renowned cancer care close to home.

Learn More about Colon Cancer Screening

Stomach cancer symptoms

  • Lack of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating a small meal
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, with or without blood

Intestinal cancer symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • A noticeable lump in the abdomen

Knowing your risk

Stomach & Intestinal Risk Factors

Risk factors are genes, lifestyle choices, conditions or exposure may increase your risk for developing cancer. At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer genetic counseling services, which identifies higher risks for cancer. These assessments check for inherited cancer syndromes or cancer predisposition.

Risk factors of stomach and intestinal cancers vary, but may include the following:

Contact Us

If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

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Our Location

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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Our care team brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists together for each patient.

For whatever step is next,

Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You

Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.