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Glossary for Small Intestine Cancer

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Adenocarcinoma: A carcinoma derived from/within glandular tissue.
  • Black stool: Darkening or blackness of stool
  • Bloody stool: Blood appearing in the stool.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Carcinoid: A carcinoid tumor is a type of neuroendocrine tumor which tends to occur in the lungs or gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms will vary depending on the location of the tumor.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Digestive system cancer: A malignancy that affects the gastrointestinal cancer
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Internal bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective tissue, and is often associated with AIDS.
  • Leiomyosarcoma: A rare soft tissue cancer that arises from smooth muscle cells which form the involuntary muscles. Smooth muscle cells can occur in the skin, uterus, stomach, intestine and blood vessel walls. The main location for these tumors is in the uterus, retroperitoneum, pelvis and large blood vessels such as the inferior vena cava. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
  • Lipoma: Tumor of fat cells usually just under the skin
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Melena: Black, tarry stools with an offensive odour caused by an upper gastrointestinal bleed.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Paleness: Whitening or pallor of the skin
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of numerous benign nodules on the inside lining of the intestinal wall as well as excess skin pigmentation usually around the lips and inner lining of the mouth.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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