Stomach cancer: symptoms and treatment by Dr. Sandeep Nayak
Stomach cancer is common in India. Stomach cancer is the 5th most common cancer worldwide. It is the 4th most common cancer in men and the 7th most common cancer in women.
In this article, Dr. Sandeep Nayak will explain stomach cancer, its symptoms, treatments, and more.
Dr. Sandeep Nayak is one of the best surgical oncologists in India; he has worked with over 10000 patients all over India and across the world.
Dr. Sandeep Nayak specializes in other fields like laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.
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Symptoms of stomach cancer
Malignant (cells that grow fast and spread to other regions) tumors that grow in the stomach tissue are called stomach cancer. Some symptoms can be mild, while others are severe.
If you have any of the below symptoms, make sure to consult your doctor.
If the cancer is diagnosed in its early stage, then it will be easier for treatment
- Bloating after eating food
- Digestion problems
- Sudden weight loss
- Swallowing becomes more painful
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
The doctor will do various tests that will help determine the cause.
An early diagnosis will help the doctor to curate a plan to prevent the disease from getting worse, and also to prevent any future health risks.
A tiny camera is put down through your esophagus, which will help the doctor see the tumor clearly and where it’s exactly located.
A biopsy is when the doctors remove a sample of tissue for examination. This tissue will be sent into labs to detect a possibility of cancer cells.
The CT scan, also known as computed tomography scan, is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to obtain detailed internal images of the body noninvasively for diagnostic purposes.
Ct scans show the images of the stomach and other parts of the body. These detailed images will help the doctors to understand the intensity, size, location of the cancer cells in the stomach.
A blood test will help to know whether the organs are performing properly.
Stages of cancer
Treatment of liver
Some treatments for liver cancer are
Chemotherapy is a drug treatment. The drug will be injected through your veins or can be taken orally in the form of a pill or both together.
Chemotherapy is done when the cancer stage is advanced.
In this method, high-energy powered beams are diverted to the cancer cells to kill them.
In the case of stomach cancer, these rays make them smaller, after which they are removed.
Supportive care is when there are specific specialists that take care of you by providing you with pain-relieving pills and also giving emotional support to you and your entire family.
The doctor will remove part of the stomach and some surrounding healthy tissue in this procedure.
The doctor will remove the entire stomach and some tissue surrounding the stomach in this procedure.
And The doctor will attach the esophagus to the small intestine to pass food.
This surgery is done in case the entire part of the stomach is affected.
Minimally invasive surgery
The surgeon will let down a laparoscope through the esophagus to the abdomen; the process is projected on a big screen through which the surgeon can see everything clearly.
The surgeon will then perform surgical instruments to remove the cancer tumor
Some preventive measures
Although not all stomach cancers can be prevented, your lifestyle can still play a huge part in maintaining good health.
- A Balanced diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Stop smoking
- Limit alcohol consumption
In the above article dr, Sandeep Nayak has explained to us some symptoms and treatments of liver cancer.
Dr. Sandeep says if you feel any symptoms that make you think are affecting your life, you should check-up with the doctor immediately.
Even if you are diagnosed with cancer you must not stop all activities; you should continue doing what you love and enjoy as you usually do.