Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is the most frequent tumor affecting the stomach and is malignant in nature.

Risk factors

  • Gastric adenoma
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hereditary non polyposis colorectal cancer
  • H pylori infection with chronic atrophic gastritis
  • Juvenile polyposis
  • Peutz Jegher’s Syndrome

Clinical symptoms

  • Vomiting
  • Hematemesis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Post prandial fullness
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss
  • Post prandial fullness

Diagnosis and staging

  • Endoscopy is the main diagnostic tool for diagnosing gastric cancer. Endoscopic findings reveal presence of gastric ulcer with protruded margins and mass in the stomach.
  • CECT abdomen indicated in cases of surgical resection
  • PET scan is not helpful compared to other approaches


  • Surgery is the main treatment choice in patients with resectable tumor
  • Patients with advanced disease should undergo chemotherapy treatment in order to allow reduction in symptoms. It increases the survival and downstage the tumor to facilitate surgical intervention.
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