The stomach as an organ receives and contains food before breaking down and digesting it. Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumour. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years.in the recent years the cases of stomach cancer have increased in Uttar Pradesh. Apollo Lucknow is the only tertiary care centre in Uttar Pradesh which offers all possible care for patients of stomach cancer.
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer include:
Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than two weeks then a doctor must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.
Tests and procedures used to diagnose stomach cancer include:
The stages of adenocarcinoma otherwise known as stomach cancer are:
At Apollo hospitals, we offer a 360 degree approach to treat and cure diseases like cancer. The treatment options available at Apollo Hospital Lucknow are
The goal of surgery is to remove every bit of the stomach cancer and a margin of healthy tissue, whenever possible. Options include:
Apollo Hospital Lucknow, is best Hospital for Cancer Surgery in Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh
Neoadjuvant radiation therapy is prescribed before surgery to shrink and localise a stomach tumour so that it's more easily removed. Adjuvant radiation therapy is prescribed after surgery to kill any cancer cells that might remain around your stomach. Apollo lucknow with TruBeam LINAC option offers an improved type of radiotherapy that can be used to treat tumors that are difficult to reach. Due to it precision is can be used to effectively treat stomach cancer without affecting the surrounding vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas and intestines. Radiation is often combined with chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses chemicals to kill cancer cells that may have spread beyond the stomach.
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is prescribed before surgery to help shrink and localise a tumor so that it can be more easily removed. Adjuvant chemotherapy is prescribed after surgery to kill any cancer cells that might remain in the body. Chemotherapy is often combined with radiation therapy. Sometimes, in cases of advanced cancer, chemotherapy may be singularly used to help relieve signs and symptoms.
Targeted therapy uses drugs to attack specific abnormalities within cancer cells like the following-
Tests of cancer cells can indicate whether and what kind of treatments are likely to work for patients.
Apollo lucknow is one of the recognised centres for best treatment of Stomach Cancer. Cancer Treatment at Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Oncosurgeons, Gastrosurgeons, plastic surgeons, Reconstructive surgeons, Radiation oncologists & Medical oncologists) who address all dimensions of treatment, for the best outcome.
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