Skip to content

    Cancer Health Center

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Small Intestine Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Small Intestine Cancer

    Small Intestine Adenocarcinoma

    When possible, treatment of small intestine adenocarcinoma will be surgery to remove the tumor and some of the normal tissue around it.

    Recommended Related to Cancer

    General Information About Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

    Epidemiology The age-adjusted incidence of carcinoid tumors worldwide is approximately 2 per 100,000 persons.[1,2] The average age at diagnosis is 61.4 years.[3] Carcinoid tumors represent about 0.5% of all newly diagnosed malignancies.[2,3] Anatomy Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing tumors that originate in cells of the diffuse neuroendocrine system. They occur most frequently in tissues derived from the embryonic gut. Foregut tumors, which account for up to 25% of cases, arise...

    Read the General Information About Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors article > >

    Treatment of small intestine adenocarcinoma that cannot be removed by surgery may include the following:

    • Surgery to bypass the tumor.
    • Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life.
    • A clinical trial of radiation therapy with radiosensitizers, with or without chemotherapy.
    • A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs.
    • A clinical trial of biologic therapy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with small intestine adenocarcinoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Small Intestine Leiomyosarcoma

    When possible, treatment of small intestine leiomyosarcoma will be surgery to remove the tumor and some of the normal tissue around it.

    Treatment of small intestine leiomyosarcoma that cannot be removed by surgery may include the following:

    • Surgery (to bypass the tumor) and radiation therapy.
    • Surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life.
    • A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs.
    • A clinical trial of biologic therapy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with small intestine leiomyosarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Recurrent Small Intestine Cancer

    Treatment of recurrent small intestine cancer that has spread to other parts of the body is usually a clinical trial of new anticancer drugs or biologic therapy.

    1 | 2
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    Colorectal cancer cells
    New! I AM Not Cancer Facebook Group
    Lung cancer xray
    See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
     
    sauteed cherry tomatoes
    Fight cancer one plate at a time.
    Ovarian cancer illustration
    Real Cancer Perspectives
     
    Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
    Blog
    what is your cancer risk
    HEALTH CHECK
     
    colorectal cancer treatment advances
    Video
    breast cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    prostate cancer overview
    SLIDESHOW
    lung cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    ovarian cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
    Actor Michael Douglas
    Article