It is also known as gastric cancer. As the name suggests, this form of cancer starts in the stomach. Stomach cancer is more common in people with bad dietary choices and those who smoke regularly.
Stomach cancer symptoms are not so common, and the patient may not even know about their condition. Some of the common stomach cancer symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, bloating, nausea and early feeling of fullness. These symptoms may be present because of other conditions as well. Therefore, it is necessary to undergo proper stomach cancer diagnosis to confirm the same.
Stomach cancer treatment include a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and medications. As a part of surgical treatment foe stomach cancer, a part of the stomach may be removed, the part that contains the tumor.
All of the stomach may be removed if stomach cancer has reached the advanced stages. The surgeon may decide to place a stent during a surgery if the tumor blocks the pathway for food to travel from the esophagus to the stomach.
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