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Nityseva Hospital

Dr. Sonal S. Ingle

Nityaseva Hospital, 10, Pratap Nagar, Jalgaon. View Location

Your Guide to Cancer and Laparoscopy Information


Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach.

Causes

Risk factors for gastric cancer are a family history of gastric cancer, Helicobacter pylori infection, blood type A, smoking, a history of pernicious anemia, a history of chronic atrophic gastritis, a condition of decreased gastric acid, and a prior history of an adenomatous gastric polyp.

 Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Breath odor
  • Difficulty swallowing, particularly difficulty that increases over time
  • Excessive belching
  • Excessive gas (flatus)
  • General decline in health
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Premature abdominal fullness after meals
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Vague abdominal fullness
  • Vomiting blood
  • Weakness or fatigue
 Exams and Tests
  • The following tests can help diagnose gastric cancer:
    • Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia
    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy
    • Stool test to check for blood in the stools
 Treatment:
  1. Surgical removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) is the only curative treatment. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be beneficial.
  2. For patients in whom surgery is not an option, chemotherapy or radiation can improve symptoms but may not cure the cancer. For some patients, a surgical bypass procedure may provide relief of symptoms.
 Possible Complications:
  • Fluid buildup in the belly area (ascites)
  • Spread of cancer to other organs or tissues
  • Weight loss
 Diagnosis:
  • Ultrasound of abdomen
 Prevention
  • Dont smoke
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
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