Stomach cancer also called as gastric cancer can occur in any part of the stomach and spread to other organs through the bloodstream. It is easy to treat stomach cancer if it is detected in early stages. In its early stages there are usually no symptoms therefore unfotunately the diagnosis is made when the cancer is advanced. Most of the stomach cancer are adenocarcinomas. To diagnosing
Below indicated symptoms can be signs of stomach cancer;
- Indigestion, heartburn
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blood in vomit or stool
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
Treatment options for stomach cancer depends on the grade of the cancer. The grade is determined by the size of the tumor and whether it has speard the to other organs
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Stomach cancer can be treated by the combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The goal of the treatment is remove the cancer and relieve the symptoms.
SURGERY FOR STOMACH CANCER
Surgery is the primary treatment option for patients who are diagnosed with stomach cancer. Surgical options for stomach cancer depends on the grade of the cancer. The grade is determined by the size of the tumor and whether it has speard the to other organs. In very early grade endoscopic mucosal resection can be a treatment option. Stomach cancer surgery involves with removing the some parth of the stomach where tumour is located (partial gastrectomy) and nearby lymph nodes (lymphadenectomy). In later grades if the tumor has been speard outer of the stomach total gastrectomy can be performed to patient. Usually for grade 0 and 1 required only partial gastrectomy surgery, for 2 and 3 gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy is required.
Surgeons in our exclusive network are among the Turkey’s most successful providers of stomach canser surgeries. Specializing in stomach surgery our highly-experienced surgeons perform a wide variety of surgeries from minor procedures to extremely complicated surgeries that require extensive inpatient management and treatments.
We pride ourselves on helping to our patients to find the options of care which are the safest, modern and most minimally-invasive. Our surgeons have been at the forefront of utilizing the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, to help our patients. Minimally invasive surgical technique is less invasive than open surgery, reducing the risk of infection, minimizing scarring and patients recover from surgery more quickly.
During the consultation to determine the most appropriate surgical options for the patients individual situation, our surgeon will provide detailed information about the planned operation and post-operative care and the recovery process.
CHEMOTHERAPY FOR STOMACH CANCER
Chemotherapy simply means ‘drug treatment’ and aims to cure cancer or relieve any symptoms that cancer can cause. Chemotherapy uses anti cancer medications to destroy cancer cells. The medications circulate throug the body in the bloodstream and destroy the fast-growing cancer cells while causing least possible damage to healthy cells.
Chemotherapy after the surgery can be performed to destroy remaining tumour cells after the surgery. According the result of the pathology if there is a risk of recurring or spreading adjuvant chemotherapy will be recommended to the patient.
Usually, patients are given a number of cycles of chemotherapy in order to destroy as many of the cancer cells as possible. During the each cycles 1 drug or combination of 2 or 3 anti cancer drugs can be administered to the patient. Common side effects of the chemotherapy may include nausea, fatigue, hair loss and vomiting.
The aim of the chemotherapy treatment is destroy cancer cells remaining after surgery, slow the growth of the tumor and relieve the symptoms.
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RADIOTHERAPY FOR STOMACH CANCER
Radiotherapy also called radiation therapy uses low dose radiation rays to destroy the cancer cells. In addition to other treatments in some cases depending on the type of the surgery that patient had and the stage of the cancer, the treatment continious with radiaotherapy and chemotherapy.
Radiotherapy can be performed before or after the surgery. Radiotherapy after the surgery (adjuvant radiation) can be performed to destroy remaining tumour cells after the surgery. Radiotherapy before the surgery (neoadjuvant radiation) is used to minimize the large tumors to enable the surgeon remove the tumor completely.
The treatment is providing with a machine called linear accelerator. It is delivered once in a day and five days in a week (Monday through Friday) for three to six weeks. Each session will take only a few minutes. Common side effects of the Radiotherapy may include, fatigue, skin reaction (redness), nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.
Through our network hospitals we are pleased to provide immediate access to cancer treatment at affordable prices. Patients can rest assured that that we will collaborate and explore all treatment options, providing the best care available.