Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer


Stomach cancer, also known as Gastric cancer occurs due to uncontrolled growth of cells of the stomach. This tumor can originate in any of the layers of this organ: mucosa, muscular and serosa. The exact reason of gastric cancer is unknown. However, some of the risk factors that favor the development of cancer are known:

  • Consuming too many fatty acids
  • Low consumption of fresh fruits
  • Low consumption of fresh fruits
  • Family history

Most common symptoms with a person having stomach cancer are:

  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia (Bleeding)
  • Nausea and vomiting,
  • Feeling tired every time
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The patient has to go through the following tests to diagnose stomach (Gastric) cancer.

  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Upper GI series
  • Endoscopy

Treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Clinical Trials

It is often difficult for patients who have been suffering from stomach cancer to eat well. Cancer causes loss of appetite, and a person may not feel like eating at all when they are uncomfortable or tired. For some patients, the taste of food changes but, good nutrition is important in between the treatment. Eating good means getting enough calories and protein to help prevent weight loss, regain strength, and rebuild normal tissues.