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What should I do if I think I have gastrointestinal cancer?

Daniel Labow, MD
Surgical Oncology
Given the many recent advances in molecular genetics, diagnostic imaging modalities, modern surgical techniques, and sophisticated pathological analysis, there are enormous opportunities to reduce the burden of suffering associated with these often preventable tumors. When a person has any symptoms associated with any type of gastrointestinal cancer such as persisting abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and blood in the stool he or she should immediately seek medical advice. Like all cancers, treatment begins with diagnosis.

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