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Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer Statistics

  • The five year survival rate of people with cancer of the stomach is 25 per cent, colon 61 per cent and rectum 63 per cent.
  • Gastrointestinal cancer is the most common form of cancer.
  • 23,000 Australians are diagnosed each year with gastrointestinal cancer.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Overview

Gastrointestinal cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system.

This includes:

Treatment for Gastrointestinal cancer will depend on the type of cancer, the stage or its development and other health factors. Treatment commonly includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Please click on the links above to find out more about each specific cancer.

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