Small Intestine Cancer: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

There are different kinds of tumors that can arise in the small intestine, although cancer of this organ is far less common than colorectal cancer. Symptoms can be similar to those of any gastrointestinal malignancy and include

Other symptoms and signs can include

Causes of cancer of the small intestine

The cause of small intestine cancer is unknown.

Other small intestine cancer symptoms and signs


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