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TREATMENTS & DISEASES GASTRIC CANCER
4. Can Gastric cancer be prevented?
Dietary modifications of non-starchy vegetables including specific allium (particularly garlic and onion) vegetables, green, and yellow vegetables as well
as fruits (rich sources of antioxidants) probably protect against stomach cancer.
5. What are the treatments available for Gastric cancer?
Surgery is the main treatment for this disease, which consists of removal of the portion of the stomach involved with a margin of normal stomach, all the
lymph glands which are around the region of the stomach removed, and rejoining of the stomach to the intestine below.
6. What types of surgery are available for Gastric Cancer?
There are 3 types of operations. If the tumour is involving the lower part of the stomach, removal of only the lower half of the stomach is required, this is
called a distal radical gastrectomy.
1. What is Gastric Cancer?
Gastric Cancer is a cancer that involves the stomach which is the part of the digestive system
between the food pipe and the intestine.
2. What are the symptoms in a person with Gastric Cancer?
Gastric Cancers usually present with nonspecific symptoms such as indigestion, or upper abdominal
burning or pain, which are often confused with ulcer disease, delaying diagnosis, and treatment.
Unexplained anemia [low hemoglobin] or unexplained weight loss which is significant [more than
10% of body weight] is one of the presenting features and should be investigated with a
colonoscopy to rule out colon cancer and an upper GI endoscopy if colonoscopy is normal.
3. What causes Gastric Cancer?
Dietary plays a major role. Consumption of pickled food, spicy food, excess chilli consumption,
consumption of high-temperature foods [barbecued meats], smoked dried salted meat, use of soda
in cooking, and consumption of dried salted fish have eme