Programs and Services
Small Bowel and Appendix Cancers
Cancer of the small bowel and cancer of the appendix are each very rare, but both are treated within the Colorectal Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients with small bowel cancer may have had a history of Crohn’s disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), immunosuppression for organ transplant, or a hereditary predisposition syndrome. Most small bowel cancer is treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation is used in only a very few circumstances. Appendix cancer is also treated primarily with surgery and chemotherapy. Although these cancers are not common, our Colorectal Cancer Program physicians see many cases every year due to regional referrals to obtain second opinions and tap into their expertise.
Your physicians will discuss all possible treatment options to help you make the best choice.
Last Review Date: July 12, 2010