Gastric Cancer

Gastric Cancer is otherwise known as stomach cancer. The bacteria called Helicobacter pylori is credited with causing gastric cancer, as it causes irritation, ulceration and eventually tumors within the stomach. The bacterium is often present in heavily salted, smoked and pickles foods. Avoiding large quantities of these foods will seriously decrease, if not eliminate the … Continue reading “Gastric Cancer”

Gastric Cancer is otherwise known as stomach cancer. The bacteria called Helicobacter pylori is credited with causing gastric cancer, as it causes irritation, ulceration and eventually tumors within the stomach. The bacterium is often present in heavily salted, smoked and pickles foods. Avoiding large quantities of these foods will seriously decrease, if not eliminate the chance that you will be affected by the bacteria.

As with most other cancers, prevention and early detection are the best tools for fighting Gastric Cancer.

Some of the common symptom of Gastric Cancer may include:

  • Decreased appetite and/or unexpected weight loss
  • Pain in the abdominal area
  • Moderate to severe heartburn
  • Occasional to constant nausea
  • Vomiting blood
  • Severe weakness and/or fatigue

Surgery is a rare treatment for Gastric Cancer, because it generally requires removal of a portion of the stomach. Therefore, chemotherapy and radiation are heavily relied on as treatment methods.