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Tag: Stomach Cancer

The stomach is situated in the upper abdomen and is part of the digestive system. It helps to digest food. Also called gastric cancer, stomach cancer affects the cells that form the lining of the stomach. The majority of gastric cancers are adenocarcinomas which, generally, start in cells that secrete mucus and other fluids. Gastrointestinal […]

The function of the colon (large intestine) and rectum is to absorb nutrients and water and store stool until it is excreted. It is the last section of the digestive tract. Cancer that starts in the lining of the rectum or colon is called colorectal cancer. It can spread into the wall of the colon […]

Bile duct cancer starts in the bile ducts, which are thin tubes between the liver and the small intestine. The ducts move bile (a greenish-brown alkaline fluid that aids digestion) from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, where it helps digest the fats in food. Depending on where it’s located in the bile duct system, […]