Small Intestine Cancer
Did You Know?
Despite comprising 75% of the digestive tract, small bowel (intestine) cancers account for only 1-2% of all gastrointestinal cancers.
The small intestine (also called small bowel) is part of the body’s digestive system. It is a long, coiled tube that connects the stomach to the large intestine. The small intestine receives food from the stomach, helps break it down, and absorbs nutrients that are used by the body. The three parts of the small intestine are the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. The duodenum connects to the stomach, and the ileum connects to the colon.