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.

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.


 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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