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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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