Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are complex diseases. Each patient’s cancer is different, behaving differently in the bodies they’re in and calling for a tailored, individualized treatment plan for each patient. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers include cancers of the anus, colon, bile duct, esophagus, liver, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, rectum, small intestine, and stomach. GI cancers form in the digestive system.
In the United States, colorectal is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths and is the third most common type of cancer in both men and women. As a group, gastrointestinal cancers are the most common cancers.