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GI cancers does not discriminate between women and men. Our survival levels are far lower compared to other cancers. The survival rate of individuals with cancer of the gut is 29 percent, gut 69 percent — and just 8.7percent of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer live over five decades. In 2018, it had been estimated that 13,809 individuals would die of gastrointestinal cancers, more than double the estimated combined total for prostate and breast cancers.

It is important that people enhance survival rates for GI cancer through the generous support of gastrointestinal research. Generosity to Northwestern Memorial Foundation can help those requiring treatment and advancement of the study of gastrointestinal cancers. Types of gastrointestinal cancer includes  Oesophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs), Colorectal Cancer, Small Bowel Cancer, and Anal Cancer.

How gastrointestinal cancer is diagnosed depends on which sort of cancer is suspected. When it comes to gastrointestinal cancer, every sort of GI cancer includes its risk factors which we might have the ability to prevent, reducing the odds of developing cancer with your support of Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Since some kinds of gastrointestinal have shared risk factors, there are a few lifestyle changes we could make to lessen our risk. Because we are aware that tobacco is linked to some kinds of gastrointestinal tract, preventing both are among our best prevention defenses. The health benefits of quitting smoking are vast and are not confined to preventing gastrointestinal cancers. By quitting smoking, you dramatically lower your risk of numerous forms of cancer and other ailments.

For adults that are at average risk of prostate and colon cancer, it is suggested to start screening at age 50. Adults that are classified at greater risk may start screening earlier in the recommendation of the physician. Bear in mind even if you are not experiencing symptoms of prostate or colon cancer, you need to always follow your physician’s screening recommendations.

Finally, eating a well-balanced diet plan is valuable for many reasons. A diet full of fruits and vegetables, low in fats, using a very low sodium intake, can decrease your risk of several kinds of gastrointestinal cancer. Additionally, ingesting a balanced diet can decrease obesity, a risk factor for various kinds of cancer. Patients who are diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer may prescribe treatment that generally involves chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment, which makes support even more vital to fighting this life-threatening condition.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

We does not know the cause of many types of gastrointestinal cancer, but risk factors for gastrointestinal cancer vary among the different types. To better understand the science and advancement of treatment for gastrointestinal cancer, we need your generous support for Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Because gastrointestinal cancers collectively represent one of the greatest public health issues in the US and, indeed, worldwide, leading to almost 4.5 million global deaths in 2013, Northwestern Memorial Foundation can use your gifts more than ever.

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