Cancers of the digestive system can be very serious, impacting both survival and quality of life. MD Anderson’s Gastrointestinal (GI) Center is the first choice and best hope of treating these cancers and minimizing their long-term effects.
The Gastrointestinal Center team can offer many treatment options, depending on your cancer. Targeted therapies, minimally invasive surgery, proton therapy and innovative chemotherapy methods may be part of your customized treatment plan.
MD Anderson has led the way in using chemoembolization and hepatic artery infusion to deliver chemotherapy directly to liver cancer for more effective treatment with fewer side effects.
We strive to increase survival rates for pancreatic cancer by developing novel treatment approaches. MD Anderson research paved the way for using chemotherapy to shrink pancreatic tumors prior to surgery, providing for a better chance of complete removal.
Our treatment expertise and advanced diagnostic tools allows us to deliver the most comprehensive care for GI cancers.
Types of cancers we treat
- Appendix cancer
- Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
- Carcinoid tumors
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Stomach cancer
I chose to focus on achieving victory rather than worrying about how I got cancer.
BY Mary Ginley
November 20, 2014
Last fall, I had trouble swallowing. I assumed it was acid reflux and went to the doctor for some swallow tests. My doctor also suspected it was acid reflex. That afternoon, he called to say we were both wrong.
“It’s bad, Mary. It’s esophageal cancer. You need an endoscopy and biopsy immediately, and you need to clear your calendar. It’s going to be rough.”
I remember sitting down, stunned. I had never heard of esophageal...
The Gastrointestinal Care Center business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
713-792-2330 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)