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Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

Definition

The stomach has 5 different parts. Cancers starting in different sections of the stomach may cause different symptoms and tend to have different outcomes. The location can also affect treatment options.

Diagnosis

Cancer of the stomach can be diagnosed from tissue samples that show that cell growth is no longer under control of the body. These tissue samples are taken during an endoscopy procedure. Some risk factors for cancer include tobacco use, diets that lack fresh fruits and vegetables, obesity, and long term infection with Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) bacteria.

Treatment: Treatment depends on where the cancer cells are located in the stomach.

Summary: Stomach cancer can occur in any part of the stomach. Stomach cancer can be found early with endoscopy and tissue samples. Treatment is based on where the cancer cells are located.

Organizations

  1. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - www.asge.org
  2. American Gastroenterological Association - www.gastro.com
  3. American College of Gastroenterology - www.acg.gi.org
  4. American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org

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