What is Stomach Cancer

What is stomach cancer

Stomach cancer can be also called as gastric cancer. Cancer will be formed by the cancer cells which forms in the inner lining of the stomach. These cells can grow and can form into a tumor. If the diseases are found out by seeing the symptoms or in any other way then it can be spoiled easily. Stomach cancer is common nowadays. From small children to aged people we can see stomach cancer.

What is stomach cancer
What is stomach cancer

What is the cost of stomach cancer treatment in India?

The stomach cancer treatment cost in India will be around USD 5800. The cancer cells can grow faster can spread to other organs so proper treatment should be given at the correct time.

What causes stomach cancer?

  • Smoking
  • Overweight
  • Pickle
  • Salty food
  • Stomach surgery for an ulcer
  • Type -A blood
  • Virus infection
  • Certain genes
  • Working in coal industries
  • Working in metal industries
  • Working in timber industries
  • Working in rubber industries
  • Exposure to asbestos

What stomach cancer can cause?

  • Indigestion
  • U will be feeling bloated after your complete meal
  • Sight nausea
  • Loss of appetite

When you fell indigestion and heartburn doesn’t mean that you will be having cancer. If it causes better to consult a doctor. So that the doctor will examine and see whether u have other risk factors. As the tumor inside your stomach grows then you will be having symptoms like

  • Stomach pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Swallowing trouble
  • Yellowish in eyes
  • Yellowish in skin
  • Swelling will occur in the stomach
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Heartburn

How the treatment is done for stomach cancer?

If a person is having stomach cancer then the doctor may start the physical examination. The doctor will be asking about patients’ medical history for examining. After the examination, the doctor may do some tests.

Blood test– To see the signs of cancer

Upper endoscopy– A thin flexible camera will be inserted down to your throat to look inside your stomach

Upper GI series test– the doctor will ask us to drink barium which is a chalky liquid. This will help to show inside of the stomach more clearly

CT scan -Will give the detailed picture of the inside body

Biopsy– A small piece of tissue will be taken from your stomach by a doctor to see any type of tumor is present by using a microscope

After doing all these tests the doctor will start the treatment based on the stages

Stage 0

At the zeroth stage, unhealthy cells will be forming inside the lining in the stomach that may turn into cancer. In this stage, the doctor may remove a part of your stomach as well as nearby lymph nodes.

Stage 1

In 1st stage, you will be having the cancer cells in your stomach lining and it will be spreading to the lymph nodes. In the zeroth stage, the doctor removed some part of your stomach and nearby lymph nodes. The doctor may also do chemotherapy, in this, the treatment will be done before the surgery so that all the cancer cells will be killed by having a shrink in the tumor. In chemotherapy drugs are used to attack cancer cells

Stage 2

In stage 2nd the cancer cells will spread into the deeper layer of the stomach. Surgery will be done to remove along with will chemotherapy. Sometimes chemotherapy will be done after and before surgery.

Stage 3

In 3nd stage, the cancer cell will be present in all the layers of the stomach as well as in other parts also. In this stage, the surgery will be done along with chemotherapy.

Stage 4

Stage 4 is the last stage. It will be spreading to the liver, lungs or even to the brain. In this stage, it is much harder to cure.

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