Definitions• Stomach cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the stomach. Stomach cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and spread to other organs through tumor growth, the bloodstream, or the lymphatic system.
The Causes• One cause is for smoking constantly.• Previous history of family stomach cancer.• Eating salted fish and meat.
The RisksGender: Twice as common in menAge over 50Race: Hispanic and African AmericanBlood type APrevious Stomach surgeryPernicious Anemia
Symptoms• Abdominal pain• Nausea and Vomiting• Weakness and Fatigue• Swelling in abdomen• Weight loss• Bleeding in vomit• Loss of appetite• Heartburn
Treatment Stomach cancer is most often detected in the later stages. Stomach cancer is treated based on the location, size, stage, and extent of disease. Treatment options for stomach cancer include:• Surgery – The tumor release in from muscular endoscope• Radiation Therapy – this is the use of high-energy rays to kill or shrink cancer cells• Combined Modality Treatment-This combined modality approach results in best survival and least likehood of cancer returning.
Preventions• Avoid diets high in salted, pickled, and smoked foods.• Eat at least five servings of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods a day.• Limit red meat intake.• Limit alcohol intake.• Don’t use tobacco