What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

You may experience a number of symptoms with small intestine cancer. If you have adenocarcinoma (the most common type of small intestine cancer), blood from surrounding areas may seep into your intestines, causing blood to appear during bowel movements. With any type of small intestine cancer, the tumor may grow large enough to block the small intestines, causing abdominal pain and vomiting; you may also notice a lump in your midsection. Because your digestion is disrupted, preventing essential nutrients from being absorbed by your body, you may lose weight.

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