Similar to other cancer types, a gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship can come with a variety of emotions. Staying diligent with one’s care and follow-up appointments is key.

Moreover, to lower one’s risk for cancer recurrence or to negate any long-term effects, exercising, eating a certain type of diet or taking nutritional supplements may help.

Lastly, the GI Cancers Alliance, or GICA, have a number of advocacy groups to aid in living with a gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis.