If you’re dealing with any cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, small or large intestine, rectum, anus, or biliary system, it’s a form of gastrointestinal cancer. At Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates in Watkinsville, Georgia, board-certified gastroenterologist Asif M. Qadri, MD, provides diagnosis and support for those suffering from these forms of malignancy. Call the office or book an appointment online if you are living with gastrointestinal cancer.
Gastrointestinal cancer is a collection of diseases that address organs contained within the digestive system. These include the:
Dr. Qadri is an expert at dealing with these organs and any irregularities within them. Call if you’re suffering a diagnosed malignancy or if you have symptoms that suggest a problem.
Cancers that fall under Dr. Qadri’s specialty include:
Also known as gastric cancer, stomach affects your stomach and can spread to other organs such as your lymph nodes, liver, pancreas, small intestines, and colon.
Anal cancer affects the anal canal, which rests at the end of your rectum and serves as space through which stool leaves your body.
Colorectal cancer begins in the colon or rectum. They may begin as polyps, clumps, or irregular cells, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum.
Esophageal cancer affects the esophagus — a hollow, muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach.
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that stores bile, which helps with digestion and fat absorption. The bile ducts transport this fluid to the liver. Both the gallbladder and the bile ducts can form cancerous cells.
This type of cancer begins in interstitial cells, located in the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. These cells are part of the nervous system responsible for digesting food. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors often appear in the stomach and small intestine.
Liver cancer affects the cells of the liver, the largest internal organ, causing its cells to grow uncontrollably.
The tissues of the pancreas are subject to cancer. This organ has two types of cells that can become cancerous.
Your symptoms vary according to the type of cancer you may be experiencing. But, if you have any of the following, contact Dr. Qadri for evaluation:
Dr. Qadri can help you make lifestyle and dietary changes to prevent gastrointestinal cancer and offer treatment should it be detected.
Call the office of Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates if gastrointestinal cancer is a concern for you. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online.