Gastric Cancer (Stomach Cancer)

Symptoms: 

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.

Tests to diagnose: 

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.

Treatment: 

 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. 

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/

http://www.indiancancersocietydelhi.in/index.php