Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cancer, which is a mad multiplication of cells, is among the most fatal diseases known to mankind. There are more than 100 types of cancers; and of these, one of the most deadliest is stomach cancer or gastric cancer. A malignant tumour in the lining of the stomach, which later spreads on to the intestines and other organs, it is estimated that stomach cancer that kills over 50,000 people in India each year, and the numbers - unfortunately- are rising, especially in Kerala.
While treating cancers, doctors from all concerned subspecialities work together to plan the patient’s overall treatment and provide optimal medical care.
Stomach cancer is usually treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or targeted therapy, according to the extent of growth.
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.
Symptoms of stomach cancer usually include:
Cancer and its treatment often cause side effects. Patients are usually given treatment for the cancer and ease side effects at the same time to ensure a better quality of life.
Remember, the best way to avoid cancer is early detection. If you notice any abnormal symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.
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