What are Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers?
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes:
- Stomach (gastric) cancer
- Bowel (colorectal) cancer
- Oesophageal cancer
- Anal cancer
- GI neuroendocrine tumours
- Small intestine cancer
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. There are around 41,700 new bowel cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s more than 110 every day.