What is small bowel cancer?

The small bowel makes up most of the digestive system and helps your body to digest food and take in vitamins. Cancer that starts here is called small bowel cancer.

Symptoms and getting diagnosed

Get information on possible symptoms of small bowel cancer and the tests you might have.


Your treatment will depend on what type of small bowel cancer you have. This page is about the treatment you might have if you have small bowel adenocarcinoma.

Last reviewed: 
12 Dec 2018
Coronavirus and cancer

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