About gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal cancer is cancer of the digestive system. There are more than 250,000 new cases in the United States yearly. It’s the most common group of cancers.
You might have heard about colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and rectum. People often refer to it as colon cancer. Although it’s the third most common type of cancer overall, it is preventable. Cancer screening can save lives.
The latest in cancer treatments
Harrison’s cancer care is on the forefront of gastrointestinal treatments. We offer the best in healthcare—the most recent advances and almost 100 years of experience.
Your doctor might recommend combination therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation after surgery. Treatments are different for each disease depending on location, tumor size, and your overall health. Your Harrison team always provides individualized care.
Our many types of treatment include:
Advanced diagnostic technology
Hearing a cancer diagnosis is life changing. We know it’s a critical time for patients and families. At Harrison you’ll have the latest technology to ensure the most accurate test results. You deserve reliable healthcare.
Tests vary for the many cancers grouped under gastrointestinal cancer. The specific disease and your individual needs help determine which test is best.
Available diagnostic tests include:
Harrison’s expert cancer team
Our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care consists of health professionals from multiple specialties. Harrison makes sure you have easy access to nutrition services, complementary therapies, and support services. We work together to make your cancer journey a successful one.
Overall, nearly 90 percent of Harrison’s doctors and surgeons are board-certified. This is far above the national average. This means your healthcare is too.