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Gastrointestinal cancer is a family of cancers that affect part of the digestive system, which is made up of the stomach and intestines. Cancer starts in the tissues of the affected organ. For example, pancreatic cancer forms in the tissues or cells of the pancreas, and colon cancer starts in the colon's tissues.
Gastrointestinal Cancer: What You Need to Know
At The University of Vermont Cancer Center, we provide a complete evaluation of each patient and develop a personalized treatment plan - in one day - that includes all appropriate resources. Your gastrointestinal cancer team may consist of:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Research staff
- Cancer patient support specialists
Our team approach means that you will have experts in every aspect of your care, working together, to ensure that you get the very best care.
Our nurugh the clinical aspects of your care, scheduling initial tests and consultations with the appropriate physicians, providinse navigators are here to help coordinate your care and streamline your overall experience. Our skilled nurses will help you through education regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan, and acting as a single point of contact for you and your family. Nicole helps with the logistics of your care, helping you find the resources you need, and providing support for transportation, financial and insurance issues.
Experienced, Trusted Expertise
The UVM Cancer Center provides specialty expertise in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. Our nationally recognized physicians are also researchers and teachers who are abreast of the latest developments in their fields. We are proud to offer clinical research protocols that may one day lead to future cures.
What is Gastrointestinal Cancer?
Gastrointestinal cancer could be any of the following:
Risk factors vary depending on your exact cancer diagnosis.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
UVM Cancer Center physicians are highly trained in diagnosing gasotrintestinal cancer and its treatment. Our knowledgeable doctors use advanced medicine to treat gastrointestinal cancer on a regular basis.
Learn more about gastrointestinal cancer treatment.