Disease Information

Anal cancer

Anal Cancer Treatment

Anal cancer treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or surgery. Get detailed information about newly diagnosed and recurrent anal cancer including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment in this expert-reviewed summary.

Anal Cancer Prevention

Anal cancer prevention includes avoiding risk factors like the human papillomavirus (HPV) and taking protective steps like receiving the HPV vaccine. Learn more about preventing anal cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Carcinoid tumor, gastrointestinal

GI Carcinoid Tumors Treatment

Gastrointestinal (GI) carcinoid tumor treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. Treatment for carcinoid syndrome includes hormonal treatment, interferon, and other medications to control symptoms. Learn more in this expert-reviewed information summary.

colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer prevention strategies can include avoiding known risk factors, having a healthy lifestyle, taking aspirin, and removing polyps. Learn more about preventing colorectal cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

There are five types of tests that are used to screen for colorectal cancer: fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, and DNA stool test. Learn more about these and other tests in this expert-reviewed summary.

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Treatment

Treatment of bile duct cancer depends on where the cancer has formed and if it can be removed by surgery (resectable) or not (unresectable). Most bile duct cancers cannot be completely removed by surgery. Other treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, and palliative therapies like stent placement and biliary bypass.

Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder Cancer Treatment

Types of treatment for gallbladder cancer include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Treatment of gallbladder cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, cannot be removed by surgery, or has come back after treatment is often within a clinical trial. Find out about treatment options for gallbladder cancer.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)

GI Stromal Tumors Treatment

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are usually found on the stomach or small intestine, but they can be found anywhere in or near the GI tract. Find out about risk factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, prognosis, staging, and treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

liver and intrahepatic biliary tract cancer

Liver Cancer Prevention

Liver cancer risk factors include hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, and aflatoxin (poison from certain foods). Learn about these and other risk factors for liver cancer and how to prevent liver cancer in this expert-reviewed and evidence-based summary.

Liver Cancer Screening

Liver (hepatocellular) cancer screening is not currently recommended as a routine part of cancer screening. Not all screening tests are helpful, and many have risks. Learn more about liver cancer and the tests used to detect it in this expert-reviewed summary.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic cancer treatment options depend on extent of disease and may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, chemoradiation, and supportive care. Learn more about the treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent pancreatic cancer in this expert-reviewed information summary.

Small intestine cancer

Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of small intestine cancer.

Stomach (gastric) cancer

Gastric Cancer Treatment

Gastric (stomach) cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, chemoradiation, and targeted therapy. Learn more about the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of newly diagnosed and recurrent gastric cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Stomach Cancer Screening

There is no standard or routine screening test for stomach (gastric) cancer. Stomach (gastric) cancer is not common in the U.S. Learn about tests that have been studied to detect or screen for stomach cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Stomach Cancer Prevention

Stomach (gastric) cancer risk factors include smoking and H. pylori. Learn about these and other risk factors for stomach cancer and how to prevent stomach cancer in this expert-reviewed and evidence-based summary.