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Know The Symptoms And Kill Stomach Cancer

Date : 02-Mar-2018

Stomach cancer begins when the cancer cells are formed in the inner lining of the stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor over time. It is also called as gastric cancer.


What Causes Stomach Cancer?

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • A diet which is high in smoked, pickled or salty foods
  • Stomach surgery for an ulcer
  • Type-A blood
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Certain genes
  • Exposure to asbestos

Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer

    • Indigestion
    • Feeling bloated after a meal
    • Heartburn
    • Slight nausea
    • Loss of appetite

As stomach tumors grow, there may be more serious symptoms, such as:

  • Stomach pain
  • Blood in the stool
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Trouble in swallowing
  • Yellowish eyes or skin
  • Swelling in the stomach
  • Constipation or diarrhoea

How Is Stomach Cancer Diagnosed?

The doctor will conduct a physical exam. He’ll also ask about the medical history to see if there is any risk factors for stomach cancer or any family members who’ve had it. Then, he might conduct some tests such as blood tests, CT scan, biopsy and upper endoscopy.

Various Treatment Options For Stomach Cancer

Many treatments can help fight stomach cancer. The one your doctor will choose depends on which stage of cancer.
Surgery: In this, the doctor might remove a part of the stomach or other tissues nearby which have turned cancerous. Surgery helps in getting rid of the tumor and stops the cancer from spreading to other parts of your body.
Chemotherapy: Drugs kill the cancer cells or stop them from growing. It can be taken as pills or through an IV at a clinic. Chemo sessions take several weeks. The drugs can cause side effects.
Radiation: High-energy waves or particles can kill cancer cells and shrink the tumor. The doctor may use an X-ray or other machines to beam radiations at the exact spot where the tumor is.

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