Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers can occur anywhere along the digestive tract including:
Since symptoms may not appear – or be obvious – for some time, it's important to discuss unusual symptoms with your doctor and take part in routine screenings.
If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a GI cancer, our team of doctors and other healthcare professionals are here, ever step of the way.
At Cancer Centers of Colorado, our specialists are skilled in treating all types of gastrointestinal cancers, including:
As our understanding of cancer has grown, treatments have becomes increasingly individualized and targeted. Your treatment will depend on your stage and type of cancer, along with many other factors unique to you.
Our team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists use a multidisciplinary approach and participate in a Tumor Board to collaborate on the best treatment plan for each patient.
Your treatment plan may include one or a combination of these approaches:
Cancer Surgery including robotic surgery
A clinical trial is the final stage of a long and careful process required to bring new drugs or treatments to patients everywhere. These studies help find safe and effective approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
About 1 in 5 stomach cancers has too much of a growth-promoting protein called HER2 on the surface of cancer cells. Too much HER2 on cancer cells, make this type of cancer grow faster and is known as HER2+ Gastric Cancer. Cancer Centers of Colorado has collaborated with Seattle Genetics on the HER2 Positive clinical trial for Gastric Cancer.
When you first hear you have cancer, you’ll have many questions. You may be unsure of the next steps, have worries about insurance and financial issues or feel alone in your situation.
Our team is built around you, starting with your own patient navigator who will guide you through this entire journey. Expect us to care for you as a person while treating you for cancer. Our experts – including board-certified doctors and nurses with advanced training, skilled therapists and healthcare professionals – work together to meet your unique needs.
A patient navigator supports you, and often your family, as you learn more about the disease and how to navigate the journey ahead. Patient navigators may coordinate appointments between health care providers, answer questions and help link you to financial assistance if needed.
As an non-profit healthcare organization, we are devoted to providing spiritual care and support to all we serve. We believe this support encourages hope and fosters both strength and healing. Our spiritual care team is happy to visit with you, offer prayers with you or on your behalf and provide other services as needed.