Duodenum cancer - pictures

Duodenum cancer - pictures

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Duodenum cancer - It is a cancer that occurs in the beginning section of the small intestine. This form of cancer is relatively rare in comparison with gastric cancer and colorectal cancer.

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. After the food is combined with the acid in the stomach, they descend into the duodenum where it mixes with the juices from the gall bladder and digestive juices from the pancreas.

Duodenum cancer - Signs, symptoms and causes

- Duodenum cancer causes are not known, but factors that contribute to its development include: exposure to carcinogenic substances, such as chemicals, radiation, and viruses. In addition, smoking and a poor diet can contribute to the incidence of duodenal cancer. Cancer incidence is higher in obese people.


Often, cancer of the duodenum does not produce any symptoms initially. Gastrointestinal bleeding is probably the most common symptom. A doctor should be consulted if any of these symptoms are present:

Weight loss without a known cause

blood in the stool

pain or cramps in the abdominal region

Duodenum cancer - Treatment

They used four types of standard treatment:

• The treatment surgery
-chimioterapia
Radiation therapy
-terapia biology.