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How can my doctor tell if I have stomach cancer? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 1:04am If your doctor suspects that you might have stomach cancer, he or she will look at your medical history and do a complete physical exam. Your doctor might use endoscopy (say: "in-dos-ko-pee") to try to see the tumor. For this exam, a thin, lighted tube is put into your mouth and passed down to your stomach. Your doctor may give you medicine befor ... Read on »
Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1) What Is an Ulcer? During normal digestion, food moves from the mouth down the esophagus into the stomach. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin to digest the food. From the stomach, food passes into the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum, where digestion and nutrient absorption ... Read on »
Gastroparesis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Normally, the stomach contracts to move food down into the small intestine for digestion. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food from the stomach through the digestive tract. Gast ... Read on »
Gastric Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Cancer of the stomach, also called gastric cancer, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells arise from the lining of the stomach. Stomach cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and then may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs. Stomach cancers are classified according to the type of tissue where they origina ... Read on »
FDA Targets Gastric Band Weight-Loss Claims by FDA Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 10:21am How Gastric Banding Works A surgeon places a circular silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. The narrowed opening between the pouch and the rest of the stomach controls how fast food passe ... Read on »
Further tests for stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm If the tests show that you do have cancer of the stomach, your doctor may want to do some more tests to see if the cancer has spread outside the stomach or to other parts of the body. CT (computerised tomography) scan A CT scanner takes a series of x-rays which build up a three-dimensional picture of the inside of the body. The sc ... Read on »
Mom’s Stomach Issues by Cassjones Posted Fri 21 Jun 2013 6:40pm Mom has been having stomach issues for quite some time now. She will go days, and even weeks, with little problem and then suddenly a stomach “attack” comes on. Lately, these episodes are becoming closer together. An episode usually starts in the evening or in the middle of the night. Usually. Mom starts to feel “severe” and in no time she ... Read on »
Facing the Unexpected by Molly Murphy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:08pm I honestly believe that it’s only when I’m unable to write that I realize how much I love it. Once again I’ve been too sick to write any updates lately. The sheer exhaustion and fatigue coupled with everything else that’s happened recently has daunted me when it came to writing. But, I’m back, willing and ready to pour my adventures out for y ... Read on »
Medical Doctors and Nutrition by Mike Patten, DC Facebook Posted Thu 07 Oct 2010 12:25pm I came across and interesting article that talks about medical doctors and nutrition.  You can read the article here: Basically the article talks about the lack of nutrition courses currently being taught within medical schools.  It is a medical doctors confession that he does not know enough about nutrition to properly explain the informa ... Read on »
Treating Stomach (Gastric) Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Four types of standard treatment are used: Surgery Surgery is a common treatment of all stages of gastric cancer. The following types of surgery may be used: Subtotal gastrectomy: Removal of the part of the stomach that contains cancer, nearby lymph nodes, and parts of other tissues and organs near the tumor. The spleen may be re ... Read on »