There are several types of cancer and this is unarguably true that stomach cancer is a result of malignant cells in stomach’s lining. In the last few years, stomach cancer has decreased by fifty percent in the western world, but still it is a major cause of death in the in less developed countries. Though dangerous disease is common to be found across the world, but if we talk about United States, it affects around eight in 100,000 Americans and it can be found in men as well as in women. It is common to be seen in those people who come under lower income.
There may be various different reasons of this disease such as unhealthy diet, increased use of refrigeration, family history, etc. Since stomach is divided into five parts, it can develop in any part and there may be different symptoms and consequences. Most of the researchers claim that this type of cancer gradually grows and most often proceeded by the growth of precancerous cells and spreads to the organs of the body including lungs, liver, bones, and so on in various different ways such as through blood, lymphatic system, passing into intestine or esophagus.
Following are some of the symptoms of stomach cancer:
Let’s now discuss treatments of this type of cancer. It may be treated with radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and others. Since radiation therapy is a local cancer treatment in that high energy x-rays are delivered to the tumor as well as healthy tissue surrounding it to damage cancer cells. Delivering a high-dose of energy x-rays modifies the hereditary makeup of cancer cells and therefore it doesn’t let them reproduce. Chemotherapy is another treatment option that involves administering potent chemical drugs for killing the cancer cells. Other than these treatment options, surgery is another stomach cancer treatment option that is used in order to remove the tumor and evaluating the stage and rigorousness in the body of the patient.
All the above mentioned therapies are being used to provide treatment to the various different types of cancer, but bear in mind that all patients cannot receive all these therapies in similar way. What therapy will suit to the patient it completely depends on the type and stage of cancer. It is advisable that for an effective treatment, a patient should contact to specialist physician.