Monday, 10 April 2017

Get Relief from Stomach Cancer

Stomach (Gastric) cancer is a aliment in which cancer (malignant) cells are occurred in the stomach lining of upper stomach (abdomen) that is responsible for digestion of food. Most of stomach cancers are initiated from the cells that are producing mucus and other fluids and known as adenocarcinomas. Other kinds of stomach cancer are gastrointestinal stromal tumours’, gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, and lymphomas. A common cause of stomach cancer is a bacterial infection of bacteria H. pylori. 

Mostly stomach cancers are diagnosed on an advanced stage of cancer as these cancers do not show any kind of early symptoms or signs.  The major problem in stomach cancer is the possibility of its early diagnosis and due to this, it is high possible that cancer will spread into other organs and parts of the body and making treatment more difficult. If it is not treated on time, it may spread to other organs such as liver, lungs and other parts such as lymph nodes and bones.  Stomach cancer is common in older people, men, individual having family history of the disease, and smokers.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

  • bloody stools
  • vomiting/nausea
  • jaundice
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • regular heartburn
  • constant bloating
  • stomach pain after having meal
  • extreme fatigue

Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer 

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests such as CT scans and X-ray

Treatment Methods 

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immuno therapy such as mediation and vaccines
  • Stomach surgery
The accurate treatment method for stomach cancer is highly depend on its place of origin, age of the patient, patient overall health, and stage of cancer.
Billroth Hospitals, Chennai has a good infrastructure and a team of skilled doctors to treat stomach cancer. The hospital uses advanced technology and patient centric care at affordable rates.
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