Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are benign or malignant growths that occur anywhere in the digestive tract. Reviewed by a board-certified physician.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are slow-growing sarcomas that develop in the GI tract. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
The exact cause of desmoid tumors is unknown. This article discusses genetic mutations that play a role and risk factors.
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancer affecting smooth muscles like the uterus and colon. Learn its symptoms, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.
Sarcomas are a group of cancers that affect bone and soft connective tissues. Learn about the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of this rare cancer.
Stage 3 colon cancer means the tumor has spread to nearby lymph nodes. Understanding the symptoms and treatments can help ensure a better prognosis.
There are many differences between sarcomas and carcinomas though both are cancers. They vary in cell and tissue type, treatments, and survival.
Intestinal cancer, also called small intestine cancer, is uncommon but is more often seen in people with celiac disease and some rare diseases.
Colon cancer survival rates vary by the stage and type of cancer involved but are also influenced by age, smoking, obesity, and other health factors.