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Our skilled gastrointestinal specialists provide GI cancer treatment in a compassionate and healing environment.
GI Cancer Treatment in Greater Philadelphia
Also referred to as GI cancer, gastrointestinal cancer affects any organs that are part of your digestive tract. Our experienced compassionate cancer care team Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper supports patients through diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
Cancers under the umbrella of GI cancer include:
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Colon cancer, also referred to as colorectal cancer
Members of the care team may include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, palliative care specialists, pathologists, radiologists, nurse navigators, genetic counselors, nutritionists, social workers, financial resource specialists, research coordinators, and a variety of dedicated support staff.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment
Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson at Cooper helps patients make informed choices about their treatment options. Depending on your specific needs, a team of specialists is assembled to provide you with the highest quality care, which may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
Preventing Colon Cancer
The best treatment for colon cancer is prevention. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is key: eating a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, not smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption.
Screening tests are also important too. These can diagnose colon and rectal cancer in early, more treatable stages and often catch cancer before symptoms develop.
Current guidelines recommend men and women at average risk of colorectal cancer should get a screening colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 45. African American men and women should begin regular screening colonoscopies at age 40. But check with your physician; based on family history, genetics, or symptoms, they may recommend starting screenings earlier.
To schedule your screening contact a GI specialist or call 215-938-3555 for a referral.
Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson at Cooper provides compassionate care for GI cancer convenient to Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County.