Signs and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer include:

  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool

Because these signs and symptoms apply to numerous conditions, you must not assume you have gastrointestinal cancer. However, as with all cancers, treatment can only begin after diagnosis.

If you suspect you have a malignancy or you are concerned because a family member may have a gastrointestinal cancer, we offer comprehensive consultations by board-certified specialists who ensure rapid access to needed tests and the most advanced technologies.

We understand your need for immediate answers and strive to provide as quickly as possible the information needed for rapid diagnosis and treatment. For example, we offer confocal endoscopy, an advanced GI diagnostic imaging service that allows us to spot precancerous GI tissue and malignancies at their earliest and most treatable stage. With this new, minimally invasive procedure, our physicians can obtain optical biopsies of the lining of the GI tract in real time without having to remove cells and tissues, as is the case in traditional biopsies.