Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer refers to the growth of abnormal cells in the stomach. Stomach cancer can affect any part of the stomach. The symptoms of stomach cancer include difficulty swallowing, feeling bloated, heartburn, indigestion, and stomach pain.

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What is the advantage of weekly chemotherapy over full dose chemotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about weekly chemotherapy for Peritoneal cancer of 76-year-old lady. Instead of full dose chemotherapy at 21 days interval, weekly chemotherapy is done at a lower dose to have a less side effects. First chemo charged on her caused severe side effects like dysente...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The investigations conclude the presence of peritoneal cancer which has characteristics like that of ovary cancer. Most patients are diagnosed at stage III or IV and chemotherapy is the prefer...  Read Full »

My mother was successfully treated for stomach cancer earlier but is now diagnosed with inoperable malignant stenosis of the esophagus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year, and she got surgery to remove 85 % of her stomach, followed by chemotherapy of six cycles which she completed in the first quarter of this year. All subsequent tests and scans showed promising results with no sign of cancer. A few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your description says that cancer has advanced. So surgery is not feasible. I suggest taking an opinion from a radiation oncologist. If radiation is feasible, you can go for radiation and chemotherapy. If cancer has advanced too much even for radiation, it is not a goo...  Read Full »

My 49-year-old aunt refuses treatment for stage II stomach cancer. What should I do?

Query: Hi, My 49-year-old aunt was taken to the ER last year as she was having severe abdominal pain, after which she was diagnosed with stage II stomach cancer. Unfortunately, she did not have any other symptoms apart from abdominal pain, so she is not willing to take any treatment for this. Do you think ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.The problem with cancers is that there are few symptoms, especially in the early stages. So the rule is to detect cancer early, treat it appropriately, and save a life.You can take a second opinion, but the second opinion may no...  Read Full »

I experience stomach pain after eating and drinking, and I am worried if it is stomach cancer. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Why do I have stomach pain soon after eating or drinking something? Does that mean I have stomach cancer? I do not have a family history of cancer. I overeat spicy foods, and I have read that they can be cancerous. Is it the case? Can someone in their early 30s get stomach cancer?Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I do not think you have stomach cancer. However, the possibility of an ulcer is more likely. If possible, get a gastrointestinal endoscopy done. Avoid oily and spicy foods. Avoid large meals. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor...  Read Full »

How do I get screened for cancer risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. My weight is 91 kg, and my height is 5 feet and 11 inches. How do I get screened for cancer? My mom died of lung cancer at the age of 52. My maternal uncle died of stomach cancer at the age of 50. I have a burning sensation in my stomach from the last three ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Varadarajan Senthil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, try to get physically fit by slowly building up your physical endurance. Join a gym and work out regularly apart from eating healthy. Have your baseline blood works done along with the liver function tests, bone profile, and kidney profile. The burning sensa...  Read Full »

Can erythematous gastritis progress to stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months back, I had issues of stomach bloating and frequent bowel movement. My DP did an endoscopy and found out the I had erythematous gastritis. He had prescribed medicine for one month. The issue of stomach bloating and frequent bowel movement issue got resolved. But now and then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erythematous gastritis is simply inflammation of stomach that can occur due to excessive stress, faulty lifestyle, alcohol, and painkiller abuse. Now following are your answers: It is not serious. You just need treatment for long duration. Unlikely to result in c...  Read Full »

What is the treatment procedure for stomach cancer involving lymph nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, In pathology report there is asymmetric mural wall thickening in the antral pyloric region. There are enlarged lymph nodes in the perigastric and portal lymph nodes. I am attaching my pathology reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached pathology report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It has been diagnosed as stomach cancer. So, the first thing needed here is to know the stage of disease, and for that, a CT (computed tomography) scan of the thorax, abdo...  Read Full »

Please advise treatment for stomach cancer metastases to six lymph nodes.

Query: Hello doctor, My father had surgery a month back for stomach cancer bleeding tumor and in the histopathological report after surgery showed that metastatic deposits of the tumor have been found in six lymph nodes. I request you to kindly advice what would be the best possible treatment in this scen...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As seen in your reports, your father had stomach cancer, which is stage III. He will definitely need further treatment to avoid recurrence of the tumor. Usually, treatment should be started within 6 to 8 weeks. He has two options: Only chemotherapy or Chemotherap...  Read Full »

Can stomach cancer result in severe stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. 8 years ago, I had hemoptysis. The endoscopy report showed peptic ulcer and gastritis. I took drugs for three months. Again, 2 years ago, I had severe stomach pain. I was vomiting as soon as I eat. Again, I had an endoscopy and it showed the same, but there was...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, there is no possibility of cancer. Also, there is no heart impression on the stomach. This impression is present on the lower part of the esophagus. Gastritis since long duration and Helicobacter pylori infection suggest your present symptom may be due to severe ga...  Read Full »

What causes the inability to eat even after getting a stent for stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law has stomach cancer of a genetic type and the doctors were going to take his entire stomach out. My brother-in-law was constantly vomiting and could not keep food or even liquid down. So, the doctor put a stent in before 8 days and he had intense pain till two days. Now, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Stenting for an inoperable carcinoma stomach is ideal as the patient can have food normally. But, it has been more than a week since stenting without any improvement, so it is better to be investigated. Repeat endoscopy would be ideal to know if...  Read Full »

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