Oncology of the gastrointestinal tract: diagnosis, treatment

Oncology of the gastrointestinal tract: diagnosis, treatment

The World Health Organization believes that the oncology of the gastrointestinal tract is the most common disease. Gastrointestinal cancer includes pathologies of various organs related to the digestive tract. This is the stomach, esophagus, intestines. Perhaps the formation of a malignant tumor at the borders between the gastrointestinal tract. Gradually, it progresses, affecting the area of the greater omentum, peritoneum, affecting the abdominal cavity.

For tumors of the gastrointestinal mucosa, slow development is characteristic. You can detect the disease at an early stage using the endoscopic examination. A small tumor in the embryo stage does not cause discomfort, does not have specific symptoms. Therefore, its more often identified in an advanced stage. The gradual process of education growth lasts about eight years. After the tumor goes into a standard form, it begins to grow several times faster, causes pain, discomfort.

Diagnosis of gastrointestinal oncology

Modern developments allow doctors to diagnose the growth of cancer at the initial stage. For this, expensive, high-tech equipment is needed, which is available only in some medical centers, for example, in the Tel Aviv Medical Clinic. If you suspect gastrointestinal cancer, the patients prescribed:

  • Positron, emission tomography, computed tomography. Diagnostic techniques can be used together. This allows you to identify the processes of metastasis that not manifested in other analyzes;
  • Ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract. The doctor estimates the prevalence of cancer. Ultrasound shows the lymph nodes, their condition;
  • Computer tomographic colonoscopy. The newest method of examination of the gastrointestinal tract. The doctor conducts a spiral, computed tomography, examines the abdominal cavity in a three-dimensional image. The area of ​​the intestinal lumen visualized. When diagnosing, tumors detected, the size of which reaches five millimeters;
  • Analysis of feces for the presence of occult blood;
  • Contrast radiography;
  • Video capsule endoscopy.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic

The leading Israeli clinics fully equipped with innovative equipment, which is present in only a few clinics in the world. These are unique devices that allow for the most accurate diagnosis of diseases. Surgical interventions carried out using specialized, advanced technologies. They minimize the risk of complications.