Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer starts when cancer cells form in the inner lining of the stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor also called gastric cancer, most commonly, gastric cancers originate in the mucosa of the stomach, and disease usually grows slowly over many years. Early symptoms may include heartburn, upper abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite. Later signs and symptoms may include weight loss, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and blood in the stool among others. The cancer may spread from the stomach to other parts of the body, particularly the liver, lungs, bones, lining of the abdomen and lymph nodes.

 

For Stomach cancer, treatment generally includes a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in the function and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer care teams also include a variety of other health care professionals, including physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, pharmacists, counselors, dietitians, and others.

Descriptions of the most common treatment options for Gastric cancer are listed below, followed by a brief outline of treatment options listed by stage. Treatment options and recommendations depend on several factors, including the type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s preferences and overall health.

  • Dyspepsia
  • Histopathology
  • Endoscopy
  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Small cell carcinoma

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