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If small intestine cancer spreads
Cancer cells can spread from the small intestine to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.
Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If small intestine cancer spreads, it can spread to the following:
- other loops of the small intestine
- the tissue that supports the small intestine (called the mesentery)
- the tissues that surround the organs in the abdomen (called the peritoneum)
- nearby lymph nodes
- the liver
- the pancreas
- the lungs
- the bones
Taking action against all cancers
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.