Both innovative and experienced, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute's team offers exceptional care for gastrointestinal (GI) cancer.
For more information about Levine Cancer Institute, call 980-442-2000.
GI cancer is cancer that affects any of the organs in the digestive system, including:
The majority of gastrointestinal cancers are called colorectal cancer and occur in the colon (which is the last six feet of the large intestine) and rectum (which is the last six inches of the colon).
To ensure you receive the most effective care possible, our team of radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists and other specialists works together to develop an individualized treatment plan, for the best outcome possible. Collaborating twice a month, our experts gather to discuss each patient’s case, sharing treatment recommendations.
Several treatment options are available for patients with GI cancer, depending on factors such as your overall health and cancer location. In many cases, surgery is the best option for GI cancer and is often followed with chemotherapy or radiation.
In addition to state-of-the-art treatment options, our physicians also conduct clinical trials.
The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.