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Digestive System

Our digestive system consists of organs that prepare food for absorption and for use by the millions of our body's cells.

​The main organs of the digestive system form a tube that is open at both ends. This is known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or alimentary canal.

Organs making up the tract are: 

  • mouth 
  • pharynx 
  • esophagus 
  • stomach 
  • intestines

More organs or body parts that are located in the main digestive organs or that open into them are: the salivary glands, teeth, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and vermiform appendix.

Cancers of the GI tract account for roughly 15% of cancer diagnosed in men and women. 

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