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GASTRIC (STOMACH) CANCER by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sat 24 Jul 2010 6:07am                 Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach.  These two terms most often refer to stomach cancer that begins in the mucus-producing cells on the inside Early Gastric Cancer lining of the stomach (adenocarcinoma).  Adenocarcinoma is the most com ... Read on »
The Latest in Diagnosis and Treatment of Stomach Cancer by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 12:00am The stomach is a sac-like organ located in the upper abdomen between the esophagus and small intestine. It is part of the digestive system, functioning in the storage and digestion of food through the secretion of gastric juices. After leaving the stomach, partly-digested food passes into the small intestine and then into the large inte ... Read on »
Stomach Cancer Overview by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a disease that develops when cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach. The stomach is a j shaped organ that is part of the digestive system. It is located in the upper part of the abdomen. Symptoms of Stomach Cancer Many times, stomach cancer does not present any symptoms in the ear ... Read on »
Stomach Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 12:58am What is stomach cancer? The body is made up of many types of cells. Normally, cells grow, divide and then die. Sometimes, cells mutate (change) and begin to grow and divide more quickly than normal cells. Rather than dying, these abnormal cells clump together to form tumors. If these tumors are cancerous (also called malignant tumors), the ... Read on »
References for the stomach cancer information centre by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The information in the stomach cancer information centre is based on the Cancerbackup booklet, Understanding Stomach Cancer, which has been produced in accordance with the following sources and guidelines: Guidelines for the Management of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer. Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain ... Read on »
Chemotherapy for stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs work by disrupting the growth and division of these cells. Even when the tumour itself and the local lymph nodes have been removed by surgery, there is a risk that tiny amounts of the cancer (micro-metastases) have been left behind or have sprea ... Read on »
Planning treatment for stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The usual treatments for stomach cancer are surgery, the main treatment, and chemotherapyRadiotherapy is rarely used. which is occasionally used either before or after surgery. Chemotherapy may also be used if surgery is not possible. Multidisciplinary team In most hospitals a team of specialists will decide the treatment that i ... Read on »
Causes of stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The exact causes of cancer of the stomach are still unknown, although research is being done to try to find the cause. Over the past 30 years the number of people who develop stomach cancer has fallen, especially in Western countries. Although the reason for this is unknown, it is thought to be related to changes in our diet, particularly ... Read on »
Types of stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 1 Comment Around 9200 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the UK each year. There are several different types of stomach cancer, some of which are very rare. The most common types of stomach cancer start in the glandular cells of the stomach lining and are known as adenocarcinomas. Other types of cancer that can affect the stomach are ... Read on »
Stomach cancer information centre by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm General The stomach What is cancer? Types of stomach cancer References Causes & diagnosis Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Further tests Staging and grading Treatment Planning treatment Surgery Eating after surgery Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Living with cancer After treatme ... Read on »