Jejunum Cancer

Jejunum Cancer


The Jejunum is the middle part of the small intestine - between the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) and the ileum (last part of the small intestine).

Risk Factors

  • Sex- Men are at a higher risk
  • Age- More common in people over the age of 60
  • Smoking increases the risk
  • Alcohol Consumption
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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 Jejunal tumors except Lymphoma are treated by surgical resection of the tumor. Surgery is the curative option for Jejunal adenocarcinoma, GIST and neuroendocrine tumors.


  • What is the most common type of Jejunal cancer?
  • Does the type of Jejunal cancer have an impact on the treatment?
  • How do you treat Jejunum cancer?
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