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Duodenum Cancer


Duodenal Cancers are cancers occurring in a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine aids in the absorption of nutrients in the food and in the digestion process.

Risk Factors

The following factors can increase a person’s chances of getting duodenum cancer:

  • Sex – Duodenal tumors are slightly higher risk in men
  • Age – Duodenal tumors tend to occur more often in …

Signs and Symptoms

Duodenum is the first part of the small intestine that immediately follows the stomach. Hence tumors in duodenum cause obstruction to the food pathway resulting in vomiting and other symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal Pain


Duodenal cancers are diagnosed by combination of imaging and endoscopy

  • Imaging


Treatment for duodenal cancer depends on the stage it has been diagnosed. Surgery is the effective treatment for duodenal cancer. Additional adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be recommended after surgery.


  • What is the best treatment option for Duodenal Cancer?
  • Can a mass in the duodenum be benign?
  • How do you prevent duodenal cancer?
  • Is duodenal cancer hereditary?

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