Posted in: Stomach Cancer by Dr. Tarang Krishna
What is stomach cancer?
Stomach cancer is characterized by the growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. It is also commonly referred to as gastric cancer. It is difficult to diagnose because most people typically do not show any kind of symptoms in the earlier stages. For the past several decades, the rates of cancer in the main part of the stomach have been decreasing. During the same period, cancer in the area where the top part of the stomach meets the lower end of the oesophagus has become much more common. This area of the stomach is commonly referred to as gastroesophageal junction. Also, stomach cancers are more common in men than in women.
In the early stages, cancer in the stomach do not usually cause any signs.
The signs of early stomach cancer include -
1. A painful or burning sensation in the abdomen
2. Indigestion or heartburn
Other signs in the later stages include -
1. A sense of fullness, even after a small meal.
2. Swelling of the abdomen.
3. Nausea or Vomiting ( Including blood vomit)
4. Loss of appetite or weight loss
5. Unexplained weakness or tiredness
6. Black coloured faeces
Some of the factors which increase the risk of stomach cancer include -
2. Excessive consumption of alcohol
4. A family history of stomach cancer
5. Infections by the bacteria
6. Partial gastrectomy for ulcer disease
7. A diet high in pickled, smoked and salted foods but low in fresh fruits and vegetables.
8. Inheriting a genetic change which causes the bowel disorders.
Diagnosis for stomach cancer
If your doctor thinks that you need stomach cancer treatment, you will be referred for further tests. The main test is an endoscopy. The doctors will use a thin, flexible tube with a camera that passes into the mouth, down the throat and oesophagus into the stomach in order to look at the digestive tract.
If any suspicious looking areas are detected, a small amount of tissue from the stomach lining will be removed and examined under a microscope.
Stomach Cancer Treatment
Traditionally, the most common stomach cancer treatment are -
2. Radiation Therapy
Your exact stomach cancer treatment plan depends on the origin and stage of the cancer, your age and your overall health. The goal of the treatment is to assess the right stomach cancer stages and treatment and prevent the cells from spreading. If left untreated, it may spread to the lungs, lymph nodes, liver and bones.
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