Gastrointestinal cancers

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  • What are gastrointestinal cancers?

    Gastrointestinal cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes:

    • Stomach (gastric) cancer
    • Bowel (colorectal) cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Anal cancer
    • Bile duct cancer
    • Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumour
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Small intestine cancer

    Treatment will depend on the type of cancer, the stage or its development and other health factors. Treatment commonly includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

    Please click on the links above to find out more about each specific cancer.

Cancer Statistics

  • 1 in 3

    men will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75

  • Cancer

    is the leading cause of death of children by disease

  • 1 in 4

    women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75

Together we can change the statistics and
outsmart cancer for good


Cancer in Australia 2017, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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