Small intestine cancer

intestinal cancer that is located in the small intestine

In oncology, small intestine cancer, also small bowel cancer and cancer of the small bowel, is a cancer of the small intestine. It is rare compared to other gastrointestinal cancers such as stomach cancer and colorectal cancer.

Small intestine cancer can be subdivided into duodenal cancer (the first part of the small intestine) and cancer of the jejunum and ileum (the later two parts of the small intestine).

Duodenal cancer has more in common with stomach cancer, while cancer of the jejunum and ileum have more in common with colorectal cancer. The Five year survival rates are 65%.[1]


  1. "SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Small Intestine Cancer". NCI. Retrieved 18 June 2014.