An integrative model of care to treat gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer can affect any of the organs of the digestive tract, from the esophagus down to the anus.
It’s one of the many cancers we treat at Goshen Center for Cancer Care and includes:
As the first comprehensive cancer center in northern Indiana, our team works together to treat the different aspects of gastrointestinal cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN. From providing supportive therapy to leading-edge treatment, we care for all of you – not just the cancer. Call our oncology information specialists at (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our unique approach to cancer treatment .
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Symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer
This type of cancer affects a wide variety of areas, so symptoms differ depending on the tumor’s location.
People with gastrointestinal cancer may experience:
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, changes in consistency or narrowing of the stool
- Bloody or very dark stool
- Difficulty swallowing
- Digestive problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Jaundice, a yellowing of the eyes and skin
- Swelling in the abdomen
- Tiredness or weakness
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
These symptoms tend to appear in later stages of the disease and may lead to a diagnosis at an advanced stage. Goshen Center for Cancer Care offers screenings that can detect certain types of gastrointestinal cancers before they advance.
Treating GI cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care
Finding the best gastrointestinal cancer treatment for you involves diagnosing the cancer’s stage, understanding your health and valuing your preferences.
For most types of gastrointestinal cancer, treatment includes a combination of:
You can entrust our team to surround you and work diligently to treat your cancer. Request an appointment online to get started.
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Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats different types of gastrointestinal cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN, for patients from Fort Wayne, South Bend and beyond.