Cancer

Stomach Cancer Treatment Complications and Prognosis (Outlook)

Complications of Stomach Cancer Treatments The treatment of stomach cancer is associated with several immediate and long term complications. Surgical resection (refer to stomach cancer surgery) is associated with bleeding, leakage from the anastomosis (joining of gut following gastrectomy), and damage to surrounding >> Read More ...

Stomach Cancer Surgery and Chemotherapy

What is Stomach Cancer? Types of Stomach Cancer Stomach Cancer Symptoms Stomach Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Staging Stomach Cancer Prognosis Stage I Gastric Cancer (Early Stomach Cancer) Surgical removal (resection) of the tumor is the only chance for a possible cure for stomach cancer. It is the best option in early >> Read More ...

Gastric (Stomach) Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Staging

How is stomach cancer detected? Physical examination Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) is asymptomatic (no symptoms /silent) in the early stages and physical signs may be absent. As the cancer advances, a patient reports unintentional weight loss and cachexia. Depending on the size of the tumor, a mass may be palpated in the >> Read More ...

Types of Stomach Cancer, Symptoms and Signs of Spread

An adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer accounting for over 90% of all malignant stomach tumors. Other rare malignant cancers include leiomyosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and carcinoid tumors. Lymphomas are also seen in stomach. The gastric cancers can be broadly grouped based on the appearance of >> Read More ...

What is Stomach Cancer? Gastric Cancer Risks and Causes

Stomach cancer or gastric cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the stomach. Although there may be benign growths like certain types of stomach polyps, most of the tumors that develop in the stomach are malignant tumors. Generally the term gastric cancer refers to an adenocarcinoma of stomach as it is the most >> Read More ...

Cancer Staging and Grading | Stages, Grades of Malignant Tumors

What is staging and grading of cancer? Staging of a cancer is the method of establishing the extent or severity of the cancer and its spread in the body. Staging considers factors like the primary tumor location, tumor size, lymph node involvement and presence of metastasis. Staging is done by an oncologist in conjunction >> Read More ...

What is Cancer? Development, Growth and Spread of Malignancy

What is Cancer? Cancer can be considered as a disease acquired from genetic damage that disturbs the mechanisms that maintain normal cellular behavior, disrupt the normal control of cell division and death, and result in abnormal growth. Cancer or malignancy differs from a benign tumor in the rate and pattern of growth as >> Read More ...

Secondary Bone Cancer

Secondary bone cancer is a group of diseases, which arise in different tissues of the body, but end with cancerous transformation of bone tissue. Contrary to popular belief, secondary bone cancers are more common than primary bone cancers. Although it does reflect the less susceptibility of the bone tissue to cancerous >> Read More ...

Bisphosphonates in Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common health problem in elderly females. This is mostly because of the abrupt hormonal changes taking place after menopause, and so is called postmenopausal osteoporosis. The word “osteoporosis” perfectly describes the disease, which consists of cellular changes leading to thinning (increased >> Read More ...

Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Multiple myeloma treatment is a highly complicated issue. Not only is the procedure cumbersome, but with each option there are a significant number of pro’s and con’s attached. Understanding the significance is perhaps the last thing on the mind of the affected person due to the life-threatening nature of the >> Read More ...
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