Diagnosis

Small bowel cancer can be difficult to diagnose. You may have several imaging tests like CT, MRI, X-ray and PET scans. You may also have a radioactive substance placed in your body for some imaging tests. You may also have a test where a long, thin tube with a camera on it is inserted into your body. If these tests don't find cancer, you may need surgery to locate it.

Treatment

How small bowel cancer is treated depends on the type of cancer you have and its stage. You may have surgery to remove the cancer. You may also have other types of treatment like chemotherapy and radiation.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

Small bowel cancer care at Mayo Clinic

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References
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  3. Cusack JC, et al. Diagnosis and staging of small bowel neoplasms. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 14, 2016.