Types of small bowel cancer
There are four main types of small bowel cancer. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type.
There are four main types of small bowel cancer (small intestine cancer). Doctors find out what type you have by looking at samples of tissue under a microscope. The different types are named after the cells where they develop. The doctor will diagnose what type of small bowel cancer you have. Then they can tell you about your treatment options.
For more information on other types of small bowel cancer, contact our cancer information nurses on the Macmillan Support Line on 0800 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.
Sarcomas develop in the supportive tissues of the body. There are different types of sarcoma. The most common is a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). A GIST can develop in any part of the small bowel.
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