Gastric Cancer: Your gut needs your attention

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer or Gastric Cancer is identified by the cancerous cells within the stomach and is found in the upper part of the abdomen and just below the ribs, it is a term that is used for describing the group of cancers that affect your digestive system. It includes cancers of the esophagus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, stomach, bowel.

What is Gastric Cancer?

Gastric cancer does not discriminate between men and woman. Hence, treatment of gastrointestinal depends upon the type of cancer, it depends upon its stage, development and other health factors. The treatment of GI cancer includes respective surgeries, radiation therapy, chemotherapy. Stomach cancer is not really easy to diagnose, as they are relatively rare compared to the other types of cancers.


Gastric Cancer Treatments:

One of the biggest setbacks of gastric cancer is the difficulty of diagnosing it. Since stomach cancer usually doesn’t cause any early symptoms, it usually goes undiagnosed and eventually spreads in the body which makes it more difficult to treat. At Deccan Clinic, Multidisciplinary Tumour Board or MDT is followed by each patient, where a consolidated team of designated doctors is assigned to the patients according to their respective treatments:

Surgical oncologist: treats cancer with surgery.
Medical oncologist: treats cancer with medicine.
Gastroenterologist: specialization in the treatment of gastrointestinal (digestive) system.
Radiation oncologist: treats cancer with radiation therapy.

This particular way of treating patients at Deccan Clinic has made sure that medical outcomes are better and survival is, even more, better so that the overall treatment remains world standard.

Gastric Cancer Symptoms can be in the form of nausea, vomiting, frequent heartburns, constant bloating, jaundice, and severe stomach pains.

Gastrointestinal cancer causes and its risk factors:

i) People who are 50 years old and above.
ii) Affects men twice as often as women.
iii) Genetics
iv) Family medical history.
v) Obesity
vi) Smoking

However, if stomach cancer is left untreated, it can spread to the lungs, lymph nodes, bones, and the liver. At Deccan Clinic we provide all the ancillary services to our patients, be it in the lymphoedema clinic or the cancer rehabilitation center and give them a comprehensive patient care and counseling.

Stomach cancer cannot be prevented but you can lower your risk of developing cancer through:
i) Healthy weight maintenance.
ii) Eating a balanced and a low-fat diet.
iii) Quitting smoking.
iv) Keeping yourself fit, by regular exercise.

Deccan Clinic, where the motto is excellence in surgery and the combined experience for all surgeons of innumerable years will mean the difference in health care for the patients. The facilities at our center are uniquely diverted towards patient comfort too, making it an ideal clinic.

In gastric cancer, if the diagnosis is made in the early stages, chances of recovery are much better. Keep your gut healthy with the help of Deccan Clinic.

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