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How do medications treat small intestine cancer?

Medications are not a first-choice treatment for small intestine cancer. Chemotherapy drugs may be used in less common small intestine cancers, such as leiomyosarcoma, to treat symptoms and ease suffering; these medications, however, have their own side effects. Chemotherapy drugs have not been demonstrated to increase survival rate. Clinical trials (tests conducted by researchers to find new effective treatments) of new anticancer drugs are being conducted now; ask your doctor for more information.

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