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



01823 344980


Private Practice

Somerset Nuffield Hospital

Staplegrove Elm



Appointments: 01823 286991 

Secretary: 01823 250640 


Consultation times


Monday 6-7.30 pm

Friday 9-12 am



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