Small Intestine Cancer

Small Intestine Cancer starts in cells of the small intestine (small bowel). The small intestine is part of the digestive system. It is a hollow, tube-like organ in the abdomen. The small intestine is about  6 m (20 ft) long. Its principal purpose is to absorb and digest nutrients. The small intestine makes up more than 70 % of the length and 90% of the surface of the gastrointestinal  (GI) tract. The most common cancerous tumors of the small intestine are: lymphoma, sarcoma, carcinoids and adenocarcinoma.

In 2016, 860 new cases of Small Intestine Cancers were diagnosed in Canada. (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2017).

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