Nearly everyone has had a stomachache at some point due to different reasons. It generally isn’t taken seriously because it’s quite common. But, on certain occasions, a stomach ache can be indicative of a far more serious problem - digestive track complications, colitis and even cancer. Tackling these conditions at an early stage ensures you a better chance of survival. In cases involving colonic cancer and colitis, timely intervention can save the lives of 70-80per cent of patients. So, make it a point to visit your doctor regularly for check-ups.
Biopsy, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, X-ray, barium swallow, computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scan, laparoscopy
Your doctors will plan your treatment taking into account how far your cancer has grown or spread (the stage), your general health, your age and level of fitness. The main treatments for stomach cancer are:
Based on pathologists inputs, your doctor will know the stage of cancer and you might have to undergo either a surgery to remove cancer or a surgery to relieve symptoms.
You may have chemotherapy on its own or with surgery to treat stomach cancer. You are most likely to have chemotherapy on its own if your cancer is advanced and has already spread. This treatment can often relieve symptoms and may shrink a cancer or slow its growth.
Laproscopic Total Gastrectomy is performed routinely at Kokilaben Hospital.
|Stage I||80 – 90per cent|
|Stage II||50 – 60per cent|
|Stage III||40 per cent|
|Stage IV||20 per cent|
Minimal Access Gastrointestinal /Colorectal cancer surgery, Pancreatic and biliary surgery, Restorative proctocolectomy with Ileal pouch, Minimal access Surgery for Reflux disease, Nissens fundoplication