Gastrointestinal tumours are found in the gastrointestinal tract and related organs.
Colorectal cancer has a high survival rate (90%) if it is detected early on and premalignant polyps are removed with colonoscopy. Therefore, an early diagnosis is of vital importance.
10% of malignant tumours diagnosed each year worldwide are related to Gastric cancer. The risk of developing this condition increases after a patient is 50 years old and is at its maximum in their 70s.
The main symptom of oesophageal cancer is difficulty in swallowing or the sensation of food being stuck in in your throat, also known as dysphagia. This difficulty is caused by the obstruction of the oesophagus with a tumour.
The most common hepatic tumour is hepatocarcinoma. Between 60 and 90% of hepatocarcinomas are associated with cirrhosis of the liver. Furthermore, the liver, and the lungs, are the most commonly affected organs by metastasis from tumours which originated in other areas of the body.
Pancreatic tumours , although they are not very frequent, have a high mortality rate, and as a result, it is important to detect them early on and start treatment as quickly as possible.