Patient reviews for Doctors for Gastric Cancer in Jodhpur
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Gastric (stomach) cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. Gastric cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage because there are no early signs or symptoms. Age, diet, and stomach disease can affect the risk of developing gastric cancer. Symptoms of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain.
HOW IS GASTRIC CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is a little difficult as there are no prominent symptoms in the early stages. In the advanced stages, the severe stomach ache and bloody stools may be signs that the general physician may further investigate with diagnostic tests that look for tumours and other abnormalities in the stomach. Imaging scans, biopsy, CT scans, x-rays will all help in further diagnosis.
HOW IS GASTRIC CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for stomach or gastric cancer is complicated. Surgery is the most common procedure here where the lining is taken out followed with radiation and chemotherapy. There are targeted drugs also given along with chemo-radiation to shrink the size of the tumour.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stomach cancer is one of the most fatal and commonly occurring forms of cancer that is seen in smokers. But due to increase in pollution levels, even non-smokers are at high risk.