The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is a national leader in the field of gastrointestinal cancer genetics. Penn Medicine was one of the first in the country to establish a Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.
If concerned about the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, it's important to have the best team of experts.
The GI Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center has specialists nationally recognized for their expertise in cancer and genetics and can provide information, care and support to help patients throughout the entire risk evaluation program.
Penn's GI Cancer Risk team is familiar with and able to provide clinical, genetic and research services for people with concerns about the following conditions:
Those who may have an increased risk of an inherited gastrointestinal cancer include:
If a patient, or a relative of a patient is concerned about their risk for developing gastrointestinal cancer, The Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program can help answer such questions as:
For more information about the program, or to download an application for the program, visit Penn Medicine’s Gastroenterology division website.
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Suzi F. Garber, of Reading, PA., a neuroendocrine tumor patient at the Abramson Cancer Center, writes about her experience so that others might benefit from her story and become proactive advocates for themselves and their loved ones.
For many years, I had been misdiagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome. After I wound up in the emergency ward in intense pain, I had a battery of tests -- I had an ileal bowel obstruction. An octreotide scan showed spots in my liver which was subsequently biopsied and were positive for carcinoid cancer, Stage IV. I had been diagnosed with a rare cancer that both had metastasized and was inoperable at the time.
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