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Gastro Intestinal Cancer

It is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. GI cancers do not discriminate between men and women. In India it is the third largest type of cancer found in men and fourth largest in women.

Thoracic malignancies includes cancer of esophagus, lung and mediastinum (all cancers within the rib cage).

These tumours might not cause any symptoms unless they are in a certain location or grow to a certain size. Small tumours might not cause any symptoms and may be found accidentally when the doctor is looking for some other problem. The symptoms relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (leading to difficulty in swallowing or defecating), abnormal bleeding or other associated problems.

  • Blood Loss
  • Abdominal (belly) discomfort or pain
  • A mass or swelling in the abdomen
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Swallowing problems (for tumours in the esophagus)
  • Blood in sputum
  • Chronic cough
The major risk factors are :
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol
  • Infection with bacteria known as H.Pylori, known to cause ulcers in the stomach
  • Heavy consumption of smoked meat, fish & food with high quantity of salt
  • Recent study has shown that obesity is a predisposing risk factor
Colonoscopy after the age of 50 years, as colon cancer is a preventable cancer if regularly screened. Ask our doctors if you need earlier or more frequent screening or additional tests.
If you have Gastro intestinal or Thoracic cancer, our doctors will discuss your treatment options with you. To make an informed choice, ask about the pros and cons of each option, potential side effects, and how effective the treatment is likely to be. There are several ways to treat these cancers, depending on the type and stage, including:
  • Surgery (Robotic, Laparoscopy and Open)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Endoscopic management
All services are offered by highly trained and qualified dedicated specialist at the most transparent and affordable prices in the best hospital environment.
  • Protocol and evidence based treatment to get the best outcomes
  • Full time dedicated specialist so as to provide 24x7 services throughout the year