Treatment for small bowel cancer depends on the type of cancer you have and its stage.
Surgeons work to remove all of the small bowel cancer, when possible. If cancer affects a small portion of the small intestine, surgeons may remove only that section and rejoin the cut ends of the intestine. In some cases, all of the small intestine may need to be removed.
If a small bowel cancer can't be removed, surgeons might perform a bypass to relieve a blockage in the small intestine.
Other small bowel cancer treatments include:
May. 30, 2013