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Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Stamach cancer is the fourth commonest cancer in male. Over 1/3 of cases
are diagnosed at end stage.

Therefore early diagnosis is essential in order to improve prognosis of stomach
cancer.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

 

Asymptomatic at early stage
Abdominal Pain
Diarrhoea
Nausea and Vomting
Difficult swallowing
Decrease appetite
Weight lost
Anaemia
Haemetemesis
Malaena

 

Causes of Stomach Cancer

 

Over 40y.o, with family history
Gastric ulcer resistence to treatment
Long term alcohol intake
History of gastric polyp
Atrophic gastritis
Poor eating habit

High salt intake

History of partial gastrectomy

 

How to diagnosis Stamach Cancer?

The symptoms of stomach cancer and gastric ulcer can be very similar.
Therefore Gastroscopy ( OGD ) is required to make the diagnosis fo stomach
cancer, and biopsy of the suspected lesion is necessary to confirm diagnosis
of stomach Cancer

 

Treatment of Stomach Cancer

 

Early stage:     Resection of stomach by surgical method

End stage:      Chemotherapy
                          Radiotherapy

 

Prevention of Stomach cancer

 

Seek medical advice if there is any epigastric discomfort. Consider Gastroscopy ( OGD )
as soon as possible.
Eredication of Helicobacter pyloriis is essentail to reduce risk of Stomach
Cancer.