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What is Digestive system cancer?

What is Digestive system cancer?

Cancer that occurs in any part of the digestive system. The digestive system involves the tube from ...more »

  • Digestive system cancer: A malignancy that affects the gastrointestinal cancer.

Digestive system cancer: Introduction

Types of Digestive system cancer:

Types of Digestive system cancer:

Broader types of Digestive system cancer:

How many people get Digestive system cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Digestive system cancer: 255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate of Digestive system cancer: approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,640 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Digestive system cancer?

Deaths for Digestive system cancer: 134,840 estimated deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Digestive system cancer?

Causes of Digestive system cancer: see causes of Digestive system cancer

What are the symptoms of Digestive system cancer?

Symptoms of Digestive system cancer: see symptoms of Digestive system cancer

Digestive system cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Digestive system cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Digestive system cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Digestive system cancer: Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Digestive system cancer.
Treatments for Digestive system cancer: see treatments for Digestive system cancer
Research for Digestive system cancer: see research for Digestive system cancer

Society issues for Digestive system cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Digestive system cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Digestive system cancer:

  • 2.07% (263,703) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Digestive system cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Digestive system cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Digestive system cancer

Main name of condition: Digestive system cancer

Other names or spellings for Digestive system cancer:

Digestive system cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Digestive system cancer:

 

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