Early symptoms of stomach cancer are very common, which is why it is difficult to detect at an early stage, and people with stomach cancer are only diagnosed at an advanced and more difficult stage. Early symptoms of abdomen cancer involve feeling full when eating, difficulty swallowing or also known as dysphagia, bloating after eating, frequent belching, heartburn, or pain in the stomach.
When fluid buildup in the stomach, anemia, black stools with blood, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss becomes more pronounced and is considered the signs of more severe cancer. So, if you think that this is the case if you have any of these symptoms, it's best if you see a doctor and get a diagnosis to make sure you can start the abdomen cancer legal process if you have cancer.
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Like other cancers, the earlier diagnosis is made and is better for the patient because it will increase the patient's chances of survival. It is not known why stomach cells become cancerous, but cancer appears to begin when the DNA structure changes, which interferes with cell growth and makes it grow out of control and too fast.
The treatment method depends on several factors such as the patient's medical history, the severity of cancer, and the type of treatment the patient prefers. There are many ways to treat stomach cancer such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and medication.
Surgery involves removing part of the abdomen, known as a subtotal gastrectomy, or removing the entire stomach, which is known as a total gastrectomy. The goal of surgery is to remove cancer cells from the stomach surgically.
Chemotherapy gives patients drugs and powerful drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells. Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by exposing them to beams of energy. This type of treatment is rarely used because the rays tend to damage the surrounding organs.