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General information about the gastrointestinal system

The gastrointestinal system (GI) is the system that brings food into the body and makes it absorbable. The main purposes of the gastrointestinal system are to eat, digest, absorb, and elimination of waste.

What is gastrointestinal cancer?

Gastrointestinal cancers is cancer of the organs found in our digestive system . The digestive system includes the anus, bile duct, colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, rectum, small intestine and stomach. Gastrointestinal cancer is most commonly found in the small intestine.

Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is often slow growing and often has no signs and symptoms in early stages. Depending on the type, stage, and location of your gastrointestinal cancer, signs and symptoms will vary. Symptoms could include:

  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Diarrhea / Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss / weight gain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anemia
  • Lymphedema

Traditional treatment options for gastrointestinal cancer

Treatment options will vary depending on the location of gastrointestinal cancer. Traditional treatments can begin with the removal of the organ that contains the cancer, or resectioning of the bowel. Treatment options could include the use of toxic medicines. Your doctor may also suggest:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Fulguration (electric current applied to the cancerous area)
  • Cryotherapy (technique used to freeze the cancerous area)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Additional drug therapy

Radiation therapy may also be considered an option for some gastrointestinal cancer patients. Radiation therapy is used in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells and cause a reduction in tumor size. It is most often used for gastrointestinal cancer that has metastasized. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often performed simultaneously.

Hope4Cancer Institute treatment program for gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is a very stressful diagnosis and your healthcare team understands this. At Hope4Cancer Institute we will make every effort to keep you up to date and comfortable with your diagnosis, options, and treatment. We work with you to ensure that every aspect of your gastrointestinal cancer treatment program is successful. The recommendations your healthcare team make to you will be for the most effective alternative treatments.

Individual treatment plans will vary. Hope4Cancer Institute optimizes your gastrointestinal cancer treatment program by integrating our therapies which could include:

  • Sono-Photo-Dynamic Therapy
  • Hope4Cancer Therapy - Poly-MVA, Vitamin C
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Whole Body Detoxification
  • Anti/fungal microbial Therapy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Support Therapy

Our therapies can help to reduce cancer related side effects and improve your overall quality of life.

Our innovative approach to cancer treatment focuses not only on the disease, but on the patient's mind, body, and spirit.. If you are looking for a gastrointestinal cancer treatment program that treats more than just your cancer, Hope4Cancer Institute is the place for you. Call us today at 888-544-5993. Our patient liaison is waiting to tell you more about our innovative approach to gastrointestinal cancer treatment.

Death and mortality statistics for gastrointestinal cancer

  • Average age of diagnosis is early 60's
  • Prognosis varies largely, depending on size, stage, treatment, and location of cancer

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