Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
Gastric Cancer Treatment
Gastric cancer is described as a disease that is malignant in nature and results in cancerous cells forming on the lining of the stomach. Age, dietary habits and a history of stomach disease
are relevant factors in establishing risk groups for gastric cancer. The symptoms of the disease may include indigestion, severe stomach pain and discomfort. Dr. David Yamini will conduct a comprehensive examination if gastric cancer is suspected before offering patients appropriate treatment options.
As with most cancers, there are factors that can shape prognosis and treatments for gastric cancer patients. Stage 0 refers to when a group of potentially cancerous cells have developed in the lining of the stomach. Treatment for stage 0 may involve the removal of part or all the stomach to prevent cancer from developing and spreading.
When a patient reaches stage I, surgery is usually recommended to remove part or all the stomach that have been affected by cancer, including the nearby lymph nodes. Chemotherapy or chemoradiation may also be used in order to shrink tumors before surgeries are carried out. Stages II, III and IV will require aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy to force the cancer into remission.
Consultation with Dr. Yamini
If you are dealing with the scare of gastric cancer, you will find a compassionate and understanding primary treatment provider in Dr. David Yamini. A diagnosis of cancer is the last thing any of us want to face, but it helps to have a caring medical team that can provide excellence in consultation and treatment.
Contact the offices of Dr. Yamini today if you are in a high-risk group for gastric cancer. Screening can pick up the presence of tumors early and provide you with a much better chance of survival.