Oncology


Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is the cancer type which is observed at the second rank of observance frequency, after lung cancer. Each one of ten cancer patients is stomach cancer.

In the emergence of stomach cancer, nutrition habits have an important place. Consuming much salty food, malnutrition of vegetable and fruits, are the most frequently observed cancer reasons related with nutrition. Also inherited factors are effective in the progress of stomach cancer.

There are no symptoms in early stomach cancer. The disease may be diagnosed by endoscopic examination with risk carrying people. But the following symptoms emerge in the advanced stages:

  • In half of the patients in palpation a mass is felt.
  • Pain around stomach and feeling of heaviness in the stomach
  • Feeling of disturbance after meal and stomach panicula
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Also anaemia is observed in large part of the people with stomach cancer.
  • Tiredness
  • Bleeding in stomach or intestine

In stomach cancer most efficient diagnosis method is endoscopy.

In the treatment of stomach cancers, surgical methods are used; the stomach is removed with surgery. According to the form of the cancer, radiotherapy and drug therapy are applied after surgery.