When abnormal cells come together to form a tumour in any part of the stomach, it is known as stomach cancer. Also known as gastric cancer, malignant and cancerous mucous-secreting cells develop inside the lining of the stomach causing adenocarcinoma. Stomach cancers are the second most-common cause of cancer around the world. The disease is common among the male population and developing nations. Stomach cancer develops gradually over the years. Tumours in different parts of the stomach metastasize in a variety of ways and reveal various symptoms.
The cause of stomach cancer is mostly attributed to flaws in lifestyle. Other risk factors are prior diseases and situations that are progressive risk factors to the development of stomach cancer. Some causes and risk factor of stomach cancer are:
The mainstay of treatment of gastric cancer is surgery and removal of part or whole of the stomach along with the nearby lymph nodes and omentum. A proper surgical removal is essential and is the most important determinant factor for long-term survival. Early-stage removal of the cancer is conducted with an endoscopy to resect small tumours. Neoadjuvant chemo-radiation therapy may be administered before the surgery followed by adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy after the surgery in advanced stomach cancers.
For more than two decades now, we have conducted several therapeutic operations for stomach cancer. We have worked relentlessly to restore and recuperate lifestyles of people suffering from stomach cancer.Authored by Dr. Deepak Varma, MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
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