Gastro-Intestinal Cancer

Gastro-intestinal cancers include oesophageal, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine, colorectal) and anal cancers.

Gastro-Intestinal cancers occur in both males and females.

In 2014 there were 1,457 new cases of oesophageal cancer diagnosed in Australia, and 435 new cases of anal cancer diagnosed in Australia.

-          It is estimated that in Australia in 2018 there will be 2,332 new cases of stomach cancer (1,517 males and 815 females), and 17,004 people (9,294 males and 7,709 females) will be diagnosed with bowel cancer.

-          Cancer of the small intestine cancer is classed as a rare cancer, (any type of cancer that has less than 6 incidences per year per 100,000 population).