Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths that occur worldwide. It starts when cancer cells are formed in the stomach’s inner layer. These cells take a long time to grow into a tumor and can also affect nearby organs. This cancer is difficult to be diagnosed. Hence, to make you more aware of this disease, I have listed here 5 things that you need to know about stomach cancer:
Although the experts are not sure about the exact causes of This cancer, some risk factors are associated with the disease. They are – helicobacter pylori infection, pernicious anemia, chronic stomach inflammation, eating a diet high in salt, and smoking.
Besides these, genetics too increases the risk of causing this cancer. When a close relative gets diagnosed with colon cancer known as Lynch Syndrome, there arises of risk of causing hereditary stomach cancer.
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer :
Stomach cancer symptoms are often similar to symptoms of other diseases. These are- heartburn, indigestion, feeling bloated after meals, vomiting, weight loss, and excessive stomach pain.
For diagnosis of this cancer, your doctor may discuss family history and conduct your physical examination. After this, a CT scan, an endoscopy, and a barium swallow test can be done.
Treatment for Stomach Cancer :
The treatment of stomach cancer varies depending upon the size and location of the tumor. The treatment can be in the form of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy.
You can prevent stomach cancer by eating fibrous fruits and vegetables, avoiding smoking, and consuming medicinal drugs to heal the inner lining of your stomach.
If you need more information on proper consultation and treatment for your stomach cancer, you can contact Dr. Sumit Shah, founder of Prolife Cancer Centre and Research Institute in Pune.
About Dr. Sumit shah
Dr. Sumit Shah has treated thousands of patients suffering from Cancer. He is who perform Minimal Access (keyhole) Surgery to offer his patients a smooth & pain-free recovery from Cancer. He is a highly experiencedwith 14 years of expertise in . He is the Founder of and is the Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeon in Pune.