Stomach Cancer

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What is stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer refers to the cancer of the stomach when there’s a buildup of abnormal cells in the stomach. Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

Types of stomach cancers

Adenocarcinoma: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common types of stomach cancer or gastric cancer. This type of stomach cancer develops from the cells that form the innermost lining of the stomach known as mucosa.

Lymphoma: This type of stomach cancer is found in the immune system tissue, but are sometimes found in the wall of the stomach. 

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): This type of stomach cancer is very rare and starts in early form of cells of the stomach called interstitial cells of Cajal. They can be either cancerous or non-cancerous

Carcinoid tumor: This type of stomach cancer starts in the hormone making cells of the stomach. Most of these tumors don’t spread to other organs.

Symptoms of Stomach cancer or gastric cancer

  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel
  • A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating a small meal
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, with or without blood
  • Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)

Top Doctors for Stomach Cancer

Dr. Ravichand Siddachari

cancer specialist

MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MRCS (UK), FRCS - General Surgery (Upper GI), MCh - transplant, MCh - Surgical Oncology, Senior Residency Training Program (Surgical Oncology), Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery, Transplant fellowship,GastroIntestinal Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic

17 Yrs of Experience

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Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road
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Dr. Radhyesham Naik

cancer specialist

MD, DM inMedical Oncology. He received advanced training from the world's leading institutions including M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, USA, International School for Cancer Care, Oxford, UK, University of New South Wales,Australia etc

25 Yrs of Experience

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HCG, Kalinga Rao Road
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Top Hospitals for Stomach Cancer

HCG, Kalinga Rao Road in bangalore
HCG, Kalinga Rao Road

No 8 HCG Towers P.Kalinga Rao Road Sampangi Ram Nagar ,Bangalore 560020

44 Doctors

Single Specialty

144 Beds

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Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road in bangalore
Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road

98, HAL Airport Rd, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

108 Doctors

Multi Speciality

700 Beds

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Most Patient Recommended Hospital

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