Stomach Cancer Overview
The stomach is part of the digestive system. It lies just under the left lung. The top of the stomach joins the bottom of the food pipe (esophagus) and the other end is joined to the bowel.
The stomach plays a vital role in food digestion, but uncontrolled cell growth in its inner lining can lead to stomach cancer. Seek guidance from Dr. Nilesh Chordia, a Specialist in stomach Cancer in Mumbai, to understand and address this condition for optimal digestive health.
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
Persistent indigestion (dyspepsia)
Black stool due to bleeding from Ulcer in stomach
Fall in Haemoglobin, early fatigue, weakness
Feeling full after eating small amounts
The feeling of being sick
Symptoms of early stomach cancer can be similar to the symptoms of other conditions, such as stomach ulcers but it is important that those symptoms are reported to the family doctor on a specialist as soon as they are observed or felt so that timely and appropriate diagnosis can be done.
In the initial assessment, doctors employ endoscopy, laparoscopic diagnostic techniques, and radiology methods for a comprehensive evaluation of stomach cancer. While PET scans play a role, they may not be singularly sufficient for accurate staging. For a precise diagnosis and identification of the disease stage, cancer specialists, such as Dr. Nilesh Chordia, a Stomach Cancer Surgeon in Mumbai, recommend a combination of tests before initiating treatment.
Incidence of Stomach Cancer
In India, over 58,000 New cases of Stomach cancer are diagnosed every year and approximately 52,000 Deaths occur due to stomach cancer. This is with reference to data reported by Globocan 2018, an organization that reports cancer incidences, population, and deaths in various countries including India.
Unfortunately, the stomach is a hollow cavity of the body, which allows tumor/cancer to grow to a significant size before it starts producing early symptoms.
Hence cases of Stomach cancer are reported in late stages (Stage 3 or 4) in India. At this stage, treating cancer for a cure becomes all the more difficult. It is only those who are absolutely conscious about their health are able to report to the doctor the smallest disorder or discomfort and can detect cancer early.
The Stomach Cancer Treatment options
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment in cancer primarily because high-stage cancers/tumors often create obstructions in the stomach because of which intake of food is compromised in stomach cancer patients and they are starved badly to significant weakness and hampered the quality of life. In order to remove such obstructions, surgery for stomach cancer becomes important and other treatments follow.
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Other than surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are also critically important treatment options in stomach cancer treatment. ‘Laparoscopic Gastrectomy’ can be performed in cancer surgeries. It is a minimal access surgical procedure in which doctors avoid big/wide incisions on the stomach while operating and operate cancers with small incisions with minimal blood loss to patients.
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