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Stomach cancer - can develop in any part of the stomach may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs surrounding. Stomach cancer is a common and serious cancer that develops in the gland cells that line the inner wall of the stomach (mucosa). Stomach cancer is known as adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
- Early stomach cancer often has no symptoms.
When stomach cancer grows, the most common symptoms are:
Discomfort or pain in the stomach area
Nausea and vomiting
Feeling full or bloated after a small meal
Vomiting blood or having blood in the stool
Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer. Other health problems such as an ulcer or some infection, can cause the same symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should consult a doctor, so that problems can be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Treatment of stomach cancer is, above all, preventive: smoking cessation and moderate alcohol consumption greatly reduce the risk. Also, reducing the consumption of salt and salty foods, try to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Once established disease, surgery is the only potentially curative treatment. Removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) can be partial or total. Depending on the risk of spread in the body (metastases) may be used chemotherapy and radiation, thus increasing the life of the patient.