Stomach Cancer Treatment
Stomach cancer cells can spread by breaking away from the original tumor. They enter blood vessels or lymph vessels, which branch into all the tissues of the body. The cancer cells may be found in lymph nodes near the stomach. The cancer cells may attach to other tissues and grow to form new tumors that may damage those tissues. The spread of cancer is called metastasis.
In 90% of cases, stomach cancer is an adenocarcinoma, which means a tumor that develops from glandular epithelium cells (cells that cover glands).
Stomach Cancer Treatment in India
Stomach Cancer Treatment depends on the results of tests and your overall health. People with advanced heart and lung disease may not tolerate aggressive therapy. In many cases, the stomach cancer may have advanced too far for any available treatment to work. You will require surgery to be cured. Your stomach is removed entirely, and your esophagus is attached to your small intestine. Surgery may relieve symptoms of obstruction. The upper end of your stomach is connected to your small bowel, bypassing the area of obstruction. Companion treatment with either chemotherapy or radiation may improve your survival following surgery.
After your stomach has been removed, your doctor will monitor your disease with repeat CT Scan, of your abdomen and gastrointestinal endoscopy to make sure the cancer does not return.
Technology used for Treating Stomach Cancer
Technology used to diagnose as well as treatment of stomach cancer are:
- Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy: It is superior because it allows a direct view of the area of concern. The doctor can also take a sample of tissue (biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis.
- Barium studies are also effective in detecting stomach cancers, although they may be less effective in detecting small tumors. Suspicious areas seen on barium study always require further endoscopic checking. Barium studies may have a major role in screening because they cause less discomfort compared with gastroscopy.
- A CT scan of the abdomen
- Chest x-ray film
- Nuclear bone scans: These may be helpful in ruling out advanced disease that has spread outside your stomach walls.
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating stomach cancer and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in oncology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, Radiation Oncology and stomach cancer treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of stomach cancer. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced gastric cancer treatments in India.