Overview

Small bowel cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the small intestine. Your small intestine, which is also called the small bowel, is a long tube that carries digested food between your stomach and your large intestine (colon).

Types of small bowel cancer include:

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Sarcoma, including gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Lymphoma

What treatment options are best for you depend on the type of small bowel cancer you have and its stage.

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

Aug. 23, 2017
References
  1. Cusack JC, et al. Epidemiology, clinical features and types of small bowel neoplasms. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 13, 2016.
  2. Cusack JC, et al. Treatment of small bowel neoplasms. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 13, 2016.
  3. Cusack JC, et al. Diagnosis and staging of small bowel neoplasms. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 14, 2016.