Small Bowel Cancer
Small bowel cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the small intestine. The small intestine is a long tube that transports digested food from your stomach to your large intestine. The small intestine is in charge of the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. It secretes hormones that aid digestion. Since it includes cells that battle bacteria and viruses that invade your body through your mouth, the small intestine plays a part in your body’s germ-fighting immune system.
According to the cancer doctor in Kolkata, small bowel cancer comes in different types, including:
- Carcinoid tumours and paraganglioma, which are collectively called neuroendocrine tumours
- Sarcoma, which includes gastrointestinal stromal tumours or GIST