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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
Depending on the type and stage of the cancer and other factors, treatment options for people with stomach cancer can include:
Surgery for stomach cancer: The aim of surgery for stomach cancer is to remove all of the stomach cancer and a margin of healthy tissue, when possible.
Gastrectomy: Gastrectomy is surgery to remove part or all of the stomach. Learn more.
Radiation Therapy for Stomach Cancer: Radiation therapy is a procedure that uses high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells. There are several different types of radiation therapy:
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a procedure that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, usually by ending the cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide. Learn more
After stomach cancer surgery, you may experience dumping syndrome. These symptoms happen for a short time after eating, when food travels too fast into the intestine. You may feel:
Eating smaller, more frequent meals can improve or help prevent uncomfortable symptoms after stomach cancer surgery. A high-protein and low-carb diet may also help you feel better after eating.Learn Less
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