Small bowel cancer occurs in the small intestine. Small bowel cancer is rare. The small intestine, which is also called the small bowel, is a long tube that carries digested food between your stomach and your large intestine or colon. Having Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or a history of colonic polyps can increase one's risk of developing the disease. Surgery is the most common treatment. Additional treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the three.

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Blood in the stool
  • A lump in the abdomen

Treatments

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy

Risk Factors

  • Eating a high-fat diet
  • Crohn's disease
  • Celiac disease
  • A history of colonic polyps