Cancer that affects the digestive system can be referred as Gastrointestinal cancer. This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel, and anus. The symptoms include obstruction, abnormal bleeding or other associated problems.
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors form from a certain type of neuroendocrine cell (a type of cell that is like a nerve cell and a hormone -making cell). These cells are scattered throughout the chest and abdomen but most are found in the GI tract. Neuroendocrine cells make hormones that help control digestive juices and the muscles used in moving food through the stomach and intestines. A GI carcinoid tumor may also make hormones and release them into the body.
Related journals to Gastrointestinal cancer
Internal Medicine journals, Primary Health care Journals, Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, Gastrointestinal Cancer and Stromal Tumors, Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer