Cancer of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the colon and rectum, is very common.
GI cancers affect about 250,000 people per year in the United States. Doctors diagnose an additional 142,700 people with colorectal cancers.
At UPMC CancerCenter, interdisciplinary oncologists who specialize in these cancers offer a full range of state-of-the-art treatments, including:
Cancer is the result of quick and abnormal cell growth.
GI cancers form when malignant cells grow in certain tissues of the GI system.
Colorectal cancers form when malignant cells grow in the colon or the rectum.
Because these diseases are closely related, they make up a distinct family of cancers.
At UPMC CancerCenter:
To learn more or make an appointment for colorectal and GI cancer care at UPMC CancerCenter, call 412-647-2811.
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