Gastric Cancer (Stomach Cancer)
The symptoms include Indigestion, stomach discomfort, or heartburn, nausea or loss of appetite, feeling tired, blood in the stool or stools that are black in color, a bloated feeling after eating, even when eating a small amount, vomiting after meals, unintended weight loss, stomach pain, especially after meals and weakness and fatigue.
The tests include blood tests, stool tests called fecal occult blood test, endoscopy, biopsy, chest X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, PET scan and diagnostic laparoscopy.
The treatment options are radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery, or a combination of the three. Surgery to remove the stomach (gastrectomy) is the only treatment that can cure the gastric adenocarcinoma.
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