Gastrointestinal cancer

Cancers affecting the stomach, oesophagus, pancreas or bowel are some of the most common types of tumour. Bowel (colon) cancer affects 1 in 20 of the population. Many of these cancers do not cause symptoms until they are advanced and more difficult to treat. Therefore, detecting abnormalities early through programmes such as the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening offers hope in reducing the burden of these conditions. Endoscopic assessment of the oesophagus and stomach (gastroscopy) can help in the early detection of cancers in the upper part of the gastrointesinal tract. Pancreatic cancer is best detected using imaging techniques such as ultrasound or CT scanning.  

 

What is cancer?

 

Bowel (colon) cancer

 

Oesophageal cancer

 

Stomach cancer

 

Pancreatic cancer 

 

Liver cancer   

Contact information

 

NHS practice

Gastroenterology department

Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton

TA1 5DA

01823 344980

 

Private Practice

Somerset Nuffield Hospital

Staplegrove Elm

Taunton  

Phone

Appointments: 01823 286991 

Secretary: 01823 250640 

 

Consultation times

 

Monday 6-7.30 pm

Friday 9-12 am

 

 

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