Intestinal cancer is the presence of cancerous cells in the small or large intestines. The intestines are part of the body’s gastrointestinal (digestive) system. Cancer that develops in the large intestine (or large bowel) is called colorectal cancer. Small intestine cancer is a rare disease in which cancer cells grow in the small intestine (or small bowel).
Intestinal cancer types include:
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors