Stomach cancer treatment can be of different forms depending on the stages of cancer. The treatment includes Surgery, Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy and Radiation Therapy. Stomach cancer surgery involves removal of either a part of the stomach or the whole stomach. An endoscope is used down the throat of the patient in surgery. Chemotherapy is the process of treatment through radiation. It is recommended if there is still lymph of cancer seen in the patient after the surgery. One of the most widely used stomach cancer treatment options in top notch hospitals in India is targeted therapy. If the stomach tumor is HER2 positive, then during Chemo, Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is added. Radiation therapy is the one in which a patient has to be treated with effective radiation which may be really impactful. There can be some side effects visible after this but the probability of cure is. To know more about the cure for stomach cancer, you can get in touch with the top doctors in India Health Help.
Sometimes detection of stomach cancer is difficult. Research has found the possible signs as weight loss, low appetite, constant abdominal pain, indigestion, vomiting with or without the disposal pf blood, swollen abdomen etc.
Before the stomach cancer treatment in undertaken in the top hospitals in India and worldwide, several tests are conducted. A one on one session with doctor, upper endoscopy in which a thin and flexible endoscope is inserted down the throat to the stomach is done. Endoscopic ultrasound is done which targets the cancer area if any. Biopsy is another test that helps the doctor to get a sample of the infected area.
After the biopsy is completed, testing the sample is a major stage. Imaging tests are a part of the stomach cancer treatment options before it has been detected. Other X ray tests like Upper gastrointestinal, CT or CAT scan are within the scope too.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan and Chest X ray are done before stomach cancer surgery or treatment starts. There can be other tests like Laparoscopy etc.
Stomach Cancer treatment is not specific as it varies from one person to another. The treatment can be either of the four –
• Targeted Therapy
• Radiation Therapy
In each of the process, cancer hospitals will have Cancer specialists and a team to help. The treatment is done in stages depending upon the severity of the tumor. The cancer specialists involved in the task will have to treat the infected part either to keep it under control if cure is not the ultimate option or conduct a surgery when the chances for cure. Chemotherapy and other therapies will be decided upon by the specialists responsible for the treatment.
The treatment done doesn’t mean you don’t have to take care. After the treatment, the responsibility increases. Post stomach cancer surgery, doctor advises the patient to maintain healthy life and go through regular checkup.
Risk and Complications
Cure for stomach cancer takes courage and patience. Kudos to you for that! After the treatment, you may go through certain physical changes but that shouldn’t bother you. That is a part of the treatment and the phase will pass soon. It cures you and that should matter.
Approximate Cost : $8000 -$12000 Duration : 14-21 Days. So be brave and prepared and definitely don’t delay. Get in touch with us for any query on cancer. Call us +91-9999950957
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