News Letter
Information about Stomach Cancer

 

Stomach cancer is also called Gastric cancer which begins when healthy cells in the stomach become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. Stomach cancer is much more common in other parts of the world, particularly in less developed countries. It is a leading cause of cancer related deaths in the world. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world, with 952,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012.

 

Treatment approach utilized in Rasayu Cancer Clinic for treating Stomach cancer mainly is directed towards balancing dosha and strengethening dhatus. Faulty food habits and stress levels plays and important role in causing various gastric disorders including cancer. Hence in Rasayu Cancer Clinic our treatment approach includes dietary recommendations along with therapy directed towards reduction in stress levels. Along with this we also administer our specialized Rasayana Therapy which acts on protecting the normal cells and inducing natural cell death in cancerous cells.

 

Thus by this dual approach patients gets immediate clinical benefits. Patients are relieved of their symptoms in a span of 2-3 weeks. Anorexia is relieved very fast and patient start eating food in satisfactory way. Rasayana also helps prevent disease progression . In a span of few months tumors regression has also been seen in certain patients. Rasayana has also shown to increase lifespan by several folds in advanced stage Stomach cancer patients.

 

. Blotting after meal.

Heartburn- Burning sensation in chest.

Nausea.

Loss of appetite.

 

As stomach tumors grow, person may have more serious symptoms, such as:

 

Pain in stomach.

Blood in stool.

Vomiting.

Unexplained weight loss.

Trouble in swallowing.

Yellowish eyes or skin.

Swelling in stomach.

Constipation or loose motions.

Weakness or feeling tired.

Heart burn.

 

1. Diet- Salt rich and certain preserved food increases the risk of Stomach cancer. Non vegetarians (especially red meat eating population) are at higher risk of developing Stomach cancer than vegetarians. A diet with low fruits and vegetables also increases risk of Stomach cancer.

 

2. Age- Stomach cancer is more commonly found in people aged 55 or more.

 

3. Helicobacter pylori infection- H. pylori is a bacterial pathogen that selectively colonizes the inner lining of stomach. Infection with H. pylori causes chronic inflammation and significantly increases the risk of developing duodenal and gastric ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Infection with H. pylori is the strongest known risk factor for gastric cancer.

 

4. Tobacco and alcohol

 

5. Other medical conditions- Medical conditions like acid reflux, pernicious anemia, surgery like removal of vagus nerve and part of stomach increases the risk of Stomach cancer.

 

6. Other cancer- Men suffering from Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Bladder or Testicular cancer can develop Stomach cancer. Whereas women with Ovarian cancer, Breast cancer or Cervical cancer carries more risk of developing Stomach cancer.

 

7. Exposure to Radiation- Exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing Stomach cancer.

 

8. Decreased immunity.

 

1. Medical history and physical examination- An examination of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as lump or anything else that seem unusual. A history of the patient’s health habits and past illnesses and treatments is taken into consideration.

 

2. Upper GI endoscopy- It is investigation of choice. It enables visualization of esophagus, stomach and duodenum with biopsy and of any suspicious lesion.

 

3. Endoscopic ultrasound- It uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of digestive tract and nearby organs such as the pancreas, the liver and the lymph nodes.

 

4. Imaging tests- Imaging tests used to look for Stomach cancer include computerized tomography (CT) scan.

 

5. Barium meal- It also demonstrates gastric ulcers but may not distinguish between benign and malignant tumors.

 

6. Biopsy- Gastric tissue biopsy is the removal of stomach tissue for examination. A gastric tissue biopsy and culture can help detect cancer and infections most commonly Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause Stomach cancer.

 

7. Other tests like complete blood count and fecal occult blood test can be done. Tumor marker like CEA also done.

 

Different types of treatments are available for patients with Gastric cancer. Some treatments are standard and some are being tested in clinical trials.

 

1. Surgery- Surgery is definitive treatment for Stomach carcinoma. Partial or total removal of stomach is done depending on size and location of tumor. Palliative operations can be performed to control pain and or relieve obstruction in patients with advance disease.

 

2. Chemotherapy- It uses cell killing drugs kill the cancerous cells. It is suggested before or after surgery or to reduce or control symptoms in advance stages.

 

3. Targeted Therapy- These newer drugs are different because they fight only cancer cells. Other treatments, like chemo and radiation, can kill healthy cells along with diseased ones. As a result, targeted therapies have fewer side effects than these other treatments.

 

4. Radiation- Radiation therapy uses targeted energy (e.g., X-rays, radioactive substances) to destroy cancer cells. Radiation treatment may help to destroy cancer cells that remain after Stomach cancer surgery, shrink tumors, alleviate pain or decrease the risk of cancer recurrence in the same area of the body.

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