Gastric Cancer or stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the stomach lining. This type of cancer is difficult to diagnose, because it does not show symptoms in early stages. Common symptoms are:
• Nausea vomiting
• Frequent heartburn
• Constant bloating
• Early satiety
• Excessive fatigue
• Stomach pain
HOW IS GASTRIC CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Tests that can help diagnose gastric cancer include:
• Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia.
• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy to examine the stomach tissue. EGD involves putting a tiny camera down the esophagus (food tube) to look at the inside of the stomach.
• Stool test to check for blood in the stools.
HOW IS GASTRIC CANCER TREATED?
Though difficult to detect, treatment of gastric cancer is still possible with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The goal of the treatment is to prevent further spread of the cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are ways you can prevent Stomach Cancer through consuming antibiotics and also taking a healthy diet.