Stomach Cancer (gastric cancer)

by Luis Alvarez

Understanding Cancer First

What is cancer?

What is it?

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a malignant tumor arising from the lining of the stomach. It is the second leading cancer killer

Symptoms

Sudden stomach pain. as time goes on the pain dose not go away. when you eat it will make the pain worse these are usually signs of stomach cancer

The risk for developing stomach cancer is higher if you have:

  • a family history of stomach cancers.
  • a helicobacter pylori infection (a type of bacterial infection)
  • a polyp in the stomach longer than 2 centimeters.
  • chronic stomach inflammation.
  • stomach swelling.
  • anemia.
  • a diet high in smoked, pickled, and salted foods.

Prevention

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet each day. ...
  • Reduce the amount of salty and smoked foods you eat. Protect your stomach by limiting these foods.
  • Stop smoking.

Treatments

Stage 4 Cancer The main treatment for this stage of stomach cancer is surgery . Chemotherapy (chemo) or chemo radiation witch is chemotherapy and radiation, may be given before surgery to try to shrink the cancer and make it easier to remove. If the cancer is stage 3 or below then it is usually requires surgery

Frequency in population

it is not common in the United States. But it is common in eastern Asia, parts of South America, and eastern and central Europe.

Experience with Cancer

Stomach Cancer has been in my family for a while. When one of my family members was designates with cancer it was stage 4 of cancer. we did not know about stomach cancer or even the semitones. but it had all started with an Ulster that had caused him internal bleeding . over the time of 6 months another one had burst the doctors where constanly doing test and had resulted that they have found cancer. they had thought it was stage 2 a small growth in the stomach but when they operated they had found that the cancer was on the outer wall of the stomach and had spreed. after the operation he was given chemo therapy but did not have effect. after that the cancer spread through out the body and it had become terminal.