Gastrointestinal cancer

Kristina Guyton, Baddr Shakhsheer, Neil Hyman

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Gastrointestinal cancer ranks among the commonest malignancies worldwide. These cancers can present in a variety of ways within a population; presentation depends on whether population-based screening modalities are available and utilized or whether an individual diagnosis is predicated upon an evaluation of symptoms. This chapter focuses on esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and colorectal cancer. It discusses modes of presentation, detection, and treatment for each type. Recovery after treatment for esophageal cancer focuses on detection of recurrence and management of treatment morbidities. Most recurrences are detected within one year of treatment and may present near the primary tumor site or as distant metastases. Recent advances in screening, surgical technique, and adjuvant therapy have improved outcomes and disease-free survival. Continued research toward prevention and treatment is active and ongoing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781119645214
ISBN (Print)9781118962886
StatePublished - Oct 25 2019


  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Cancer detection
  • Cancer treatment
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Surgical technique


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