Duodenal cancer treatment

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Duodenal cancer is an oncological disease with the formation of a lump in the small intestine. Most often, it is diagnosed in older people, usually over 50. The likely symptoms are pain and digestive disorders. Therefore, treatment is carried out comprehensively and includes not only surgery but also radiation, chemo- and immunotherapy.

Duodenal cancer is a malignant tumour in the wall of the bowel. The tumour can go beyond the intestine, giving metastases. That is why neighbouring organs suffer, including the liver, pancreas, and stomach.

The disease develops when healthy cells become cancerous. Under certain factors, the cells mutate and start to grow without control. A malignant tumour forms in the duodenum, gradually penetrating healthy tissues and spreading to lymph nodes.

Duodenal cancer is a very rare disorder. The frequency is less than 1% among all gastrointestinal tract tumours. However, despite its rarity, the disease develops quickly and can metastasize.

In 56% of cases, patients report severe abdominal pain. But since this symptom is common to various conditions, it is challenging to detect duodenal cancer immediately. Other characteristic signs include:

  • Digestive disorders (constipation and diarrhoea);
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Acid reflux, heartburn;
  • Dark stool, which indicates the presence of blood in the faeces.

Up to 87% of duodenal tumours are treated surgically. If the cancer is inoperable, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is used instead. Also, oncologists offer modern and more precise techniques as additional treatment after surgery: immunotherapy and targeted treatment. It increases the chances that the duodenal tumour will not occur again.

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