Gastroenterology


Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer. 1 in every 10 cancer patients is stomach cancer.

Your eating habits is important in the incidence of stomach cancer. Among the most common causes of cancer are over-consuming salty foods and not consuming enough vegetables and fruits. Additionally, hereditary factors are among causative factors in the development of gastric cancer.

Stomach cancer doesn't show any symptoms in early stage. The disease can be diagnosed by an endoscopic examination performed in people with risk. However, in the advanced stages, the following symptoms occur:

  • In half of the patient, a mass is felt by palpation.
  • Pain in stomach region and a feeling that the stomach became heavier
  • Loss of appetite and accordingly weight loss
  • Irritation and bloating of the stomach after meals
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Anemia is also seen in majority of stomach cancer patients.
  • Fatigue,
  • Stomach or intestinal bleeding

The most effective method of diagnosis in stomach cancer is endoscopy .

Surgical methods are used in the treatment of gastric cancer; stomach is removed by surgery. According to the state of cancer, radiation therapy and drug therapy are applied after the surgery.