Gastric cancer, more commonly known as stomach cancer, is an uncommon type of cancer that requires specialized knowledge to care for. At Gastrointestinal Specialists, our board-certified GI doctors have years of clinical experience diagnosing gastric cancer using leading-edge screening tools. When you are a patient with us, you can rest assured you will receive compassionate, expert-level care personalized to your unique needs.
Over one million cases of gastrointestinal cancer (or gastric cancer) are diagnosed each year around the world. In order to treat gastrointestinal (GI) cancer most effectively, thorough and accurate testing must be performed. We offer advanced diagnostic techniques to ensure the correct diagnosis for each of our patients.
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer simply refers to a group of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract and other organs within the digestive system.
Risk factors for gastrointestinal cancers vary depending on the type cancer, however, general risk factors include:
Symptoms of GI cancers can vary depending on the type of cancer. Some warning signs may include the following:
Medical research has led to few insights as to what causes GI cancers and how to prevent them. It may be possible to lower your risk through positive lifestyle changes and getting regular preventative screenings.