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Glossary for Digestive system cancer

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal mass: Abdominal swelling with hard mass felt
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat.
  • Gall Bladder Cancer: Cancer of the gall bladder.
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Hypertrichosis lanuginosa, acquired: Excessive hair growth associated with certain cancers such as lymphoma or cancers involving the digestive system, bronchi, uterus, ovary or urinary tract. Metabolic disorders, certain drugs or anorexia nervosa may also cause the excessive hair growth. The excessive hair growth can occur on the face, neck, limbs and trunk. The hair growth may be patchy or cover most of the body and the hair is usually fine and pale.
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
  • Pharynx cancer: A condition that is characterised by a malignant lesion located in the pharynx
  • Rectal cancer: A growth or excessive proliferation of cells in the rectum which is the final portion of the digestive system before the anus. The growth may be benign or malignant.
  • Small Intestine Cancer: Cancer of the small intestine.
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Tumours related to AIDS: It usually occurs due to decreased immunity.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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