Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors
Also known as:
Stomach cancer, Gastric cancer, Cancer, stomach
Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Providence Cancer Center has a team of health care professionals and researchers striving to provide and promote expert care for people who have cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. We focus our attention and resources on people with cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus and stomach), middle tract (pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and small intestine) and lower tract (colon, rectum and anus).
Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach.
The wall of the stomach is made up of three layers of tissue: the mucosal (innermost) layer, the muscularis (middle) layer and the serosal (outermost) layer. Gastric cancer begins in the cells lining the mucosal layer and spreads through the outer layers as it grows.