Gastrointestinal Cancer


Gastrointestinal cancer is a term that encompasses a group of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Types of gastrointestinal cancer include:

  • esophageal cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • gallbladder cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • colon cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • anal cancer


Symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer vary, depending on the type of cancer. Symptoms may include:

  • abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort
  • change in bowel habits, such as frequency or consistency or shape
  • rectal bleeding or blood in stool
  • bloating
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea/vomiting
  • unintentional weight loss
  • fatigue

These are common symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer, but there are more symptoms that relate specifically to each type.