Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer will depend on the specific area of your body that is affected. For example, a sign of stomach cancer may include reflux, and a sign of liver cancer may include pain on the right side of your abdomen. Gastrointestinal cancer can be detected through blood tests, scans or an endoscopy. A biopsy of the affected area will be taken to confirm your diagnosis.
Treatment for gastrointestinal cancers may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.
You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery.
During and after your treatment for a gastrointestinal cancer, you may like to access support for: