Ileum Cancer

Ileum Cancer


The Ileum is the last part of the small intestine. and it connects to the cecum (the first part of the large intestine).

Risk Factors

  • Sex- Men are at a higher risk
  • Age- More common in people over the age of 60
  • Smoking increases the risk of Ileal cancer
  • Alcohol consumption increases the risk of Ileal cancer
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Signs and Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Constipation
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Nausea and Vomiting


  • Clinical Examination - If the clinical symptoms are suggestive of Ileal cancer, the physician orders certain investigations to confirm the diagnosis and identify the degree of spread of the tumor.
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Most of the Ileal tumors except Lymphoma are treated by surgical resection of the tumor. Surgery is the curative option for Ileal adenocarcinoma, GIST and neuroendocrine tumors.


  • What happens if the ileum is removed?
  • What does your ileum do?
  • Can you live without your ileum?
  • Does blood in my stools mean I have Ileal Cancer?
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