Stomach Cancer

Cancer arising in the mucus-producing cells of the stomach is known as stomach cancer. Also known as adenocarcinoma of stomach. Symptoms are fatigue, unexplained weight loss, nausea, vomiting and stomach ache.
treatment of stomach cancer mainly depend upon the stage and size of cancer. in case of early diagnosis surgical excision is done by either by scrapping the gastric lining or removing a part of stomach (subtotal gastrectomy) or complete stomach is to be removed by total gastrectomy. Lymph nodes are also removed in found involved in cancer. Post-surgery chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy is given.
the right doctor for treating stomach cancer is a Gastroenterologist, medical and surgical oncologist.
the tests required for diagnosis of stomach cancer are imagining tests like CT scan and PET scan, exploratory tests such as Endoscopy and laparoscopic biopsy.
the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with stomach cancer is 32% only, the main reason being the late diagnosis and metastasis of cancer to other organs.