Disease Information

Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer Treatment

Anal cancer is uncommon, but often curable with treatment. Treatments include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Get detailed information about anal cancer including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment in this expert-reviewed summary.

Anal Cancer Prevention

Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing anal cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.

Carcinoid Tumor, Gastrointestinal

GI Carcinoid Tumors Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing of colorectal cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.

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.

Colon Cancer Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of colon cancer.

Rectal Cancer Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of rectal cancer.

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 & Intrahepatic Biliary Tract Cancer

Adult Liver Cancer Treatment

Treatment of liver cancer in adults depends on the stage. Treatment options include hepatectomy, liver transplant, ablation, electroporation therapy (EPT), embolization therapy, targeted therapy, and/or radiation therapy. Learn more about treatment for the different stages of liver cancer.

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment

Treatment for pediatric liver cancer depends on many factors, including the type of cancer and whether it has spread. When possible, liver cancer is removed by surgery. Learn about the types of treatment options for childhood liver cancers.

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment

Treatment for pediatric liver cancer depends on many factors, including the type of cancer and whether it has spread. When possible, liver cancer is removed by surgery. Learn about the types of treatment options for childhood liver cancers.

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment

Treatment for pediatric liver cancer depends on many factors, including the type of cancer and whether it has spread. When possible, liver cancer is removed by surgery. Learn about the types of treatment options for childhood liver cancers.

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

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for liver (hepatocellular) cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Small Intestine Cancer

Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

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

Stomach (gastric) Cancer

Gastric Cancer Treatment

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of gastric cancer.

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.