Small Intestine Cancer

Small intestine cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the cells of the small intestine, the long, coiled, tube-like organ that carries food from the stomach to the large intestine. 

Frequent indicators of small intestine cancer include bloody or black stool, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and stomach pain, especially after eating. 

Doctors in the GW Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program may treat small intestine cancer using a combination of immunotherapy, minimally invasive robotic surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, depending on the patient’s needs.