Small Intestine Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
Receiving a cancer diagnosis of any kind can be scary. If you or your family has faced this news, you know you need a team of experts you can trust. You’ll also want a team that specializes in cancer of the small intestine.
Our specialists provide customized treatment
As the top cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region, we pull from the latest research to bring you the latest proven intestinal cancer treatment and care.
Your team of world-renowned specialists will tailor your treatment plan to your specific case. And this same expert team of doctors, nurses and specialists will stay with you throughout your entire journey. Learn how our Nurse Navigator can guide you through your treatment process.
Support, research and care like that are among the reasons our 5-year cancer survival rates for many types of cancer are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.
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Small Intestine Cancer at a Glance
- There are four major types of small intestinal cancer: carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, lymphomas and adenocarcinoma.
- Adenocarcinomas make up about 30 to 40 percent of small intestine cancers. This type of cancer starts from the cells that line the intestine. Most experts think it first begins as a small, benign outgrowth called a polyp. Over time, the polyp can change into a cancer.
- About 7,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with small intestine cancer each year. In about 2,300 of these cases, the small intestine cancer will be adenocarcinoma.
Source: American Cancer Society