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History and Symptoms
Patients usually present with non-specific history of:
- Majority of patients with small Intestinal cancers are asymptomatic or have non-specific symptoms, which contributes to its late diagnosis, misdiagnoses and more investigations.
- Symptoms are nonspecific and can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal mass
Less common symptoms:
- Small intestine cancer may also present at the advance stage usually have rare symptoms, when more common and early symptoms are ignored. These symptoms include:
- Symptoms related to obstruction appear when tumor is at advanced stage as, contents of small intestine are mostly fluid.
- Due to non-specific symptoms, a very high level of suspicion is required.
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