Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that addresses the digestive system and cancers affecting the stomach and intestines, including the colon. CHRISTUS Health's advanced diagnostics and treatment paired with our board-certified physicians and medical team are committed to delivering personalized, state-of-the-art services and quality care to every patient.
Common Gastrointestinal Cancers
Cancer affecting your stomach is also called gastric cancer. Your stomach is a muscular sac that receives and holds food to break down for digestion.
Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Cancer
Cancer starting at the pancreas is commonly known as pancreatic cancer. This organ is a vital part of the the digestive system.
Other cancers that affect the digestive system include:
- Gallbladder cancer
- Primary and metastatic liver cancer
- Duodenal and small intestinal cancer
- Carcinoid tumors
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
- Retroperitoneal and extremity soft tissue sarcomas