Gastrointestinal cancer

A diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer is unsettling news for anyone. Be assured that your multidisciplinary care team at UCHealth understands your fears and will develop a customized treatment plan to help you fight it.

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Advanced treatment, caring approach

At UCHealth, the same caring team of doctors and support professionals from many fields – including our elite, Magnet-designated nursing staff – collaborate to develop the best plan of care for you, and they stay with you from your initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.

You receive doctor-managed care that emphasizes wellness and healing for you as a whole person. Our special GI nurse navigator helps guide you through the entire process. Your core team members may include:

Additional UCHealth medical professionals who contribute their expertise to your care may include:

Clinical trials

Your medical team may also recommend participation in a clinical trial. We conduct hundreds of these trials of new treatments or drugs through our UCHealth/University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Participation in a clinical trial may provide those who qualify with access to drugs and vaccines years before they are widely available.

Five-year small intestine cancer survival rates

UCHealth Cancer Survival Rates - Small Intestine Cancer

Data source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 17 registries, National Cancer Institute, 2022. AJCC All Stages, 5 Year Relative Survival. SEER survival rate is for persons diagnosed between 2013–2019.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): National Library of Medicine. Global Burden of 5 Major Types Of Gastrointestinal Cancer (