Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer: Necessity of early detection

Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer will often begin when cancer cells form in the inner lining of the stomach.

Like with all other parts of the body, the stomach is very delicate to contain any foreign organisms not meant for it. Because of that, stomach cancer will often begin when cancer cells form in the inner lining of the stomach. These cells are the foreign bodies that grow into a tumor. Also known as gastric cancer, the stomach cancer is a disease that develops slowly over many years. And speaking to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center about this, she reiterates that, everybody should be on high alert. She adds that if they know the symptoms it causes, spotting the problem early becomes easier. And the earlier it is detected, the easier treatment becomes.

Stomach Cancer: What causes stomach tumor?

Up to now it is still not clear the precise cause of stomach cancer. Nevertheless, this starts when the cancer cells begin to grow in the stomach raising the risk for the disease. A common bacteria known as H. pylori cause the infection that results in ulcers. Besides that, we also have the inflammation in the gut known as gastritis which is a long lasting type of anemia (pernicious anemia) and growth in the stomach (polyps) are all the reasons that make people suffer from this type of cancer. But besides these, there are other reasons that could raise the risks like:

  • Working in coal, metal, timber, or rubber industries
  • Type-A blood
  • Stomach surgery for an ulcer
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Certain genes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • A diet high in smoked, pickled, or salty foods
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection

Stomach Cancer: Symptoms

Early on, stomach cancer may cause:

  • Slight nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling bloated after you eat a meal
  • Indigestion

It must, however, be noted that having indigestion or heartburn after a meal in one or two instances doesn’t mean you have cancer. But if these symptoms persist you need to consult with your doctor who will tell you whether you have other risk factors and carry more test on you to look for any problems. But as the stomach tumors grow, more serious symptoms like the following may appear:

  • Stomach pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Problems when swallowing
  • Blood in your stool
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Swelling in your stomach
  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Yellowish eyes or skin

Stomach Cancer: Getting a diagnosis

Like it is with other types of cancers, stomach cancers diagnosis can be done through blood tests, CT scan, Biopsy, Upper endoscopy and Upper GI series test. Your doctor will do a physical exam on you too. Besides all these, your medical history will matter a lot because people with loved ones who had suffered this have high-risk factors and are very vulnerable. And like we had mentioned, all health problems when detected early, treatment becomes easy. But whatever the stage of your condition, AWAREmed health center will always be your source of a lasting solution. You can call us at (843) 2131480 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury on Facebook, LinkedIn and we will be glad to help you out professionally.

Stomach Cancer: Necessity of early detection

 

 

 

 

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