Esophagus and Gastric Cancer
How does food pipe and stomach cancer present?
Difficulty in swallowing, weight loss, not feeling to eat, Vomiting in some.
What are the reasons food pipe and gastric cancer develop?
Tobacco,smoking,Excessive drinking alcohol, some familial conditions for stomach cancer H pylorie a bacteria
What tests are done to find out?
Endoscopy is essential in all these symptoms Difficulty in swallowing, weight loss, not feeling to eat, Vomiting and biopsy will be taken biopsy takes 2-3 days
What tests are done to stage food pipe and gastric cancer?
PET scan in some cases
What are the treatment options?
Early cancers cancer of food pipe and stomach confined only to food pipe surgery
If cancer has spraed beyond food pipe esophagus chemotherapy and radiation is given to control the disease and surgey is done
If cancer is advanced endoscopically we place stent so that patien can eat
What are the results over all?
Esophagus cancers are poor responders 5 year survival is 20-30%
Stomach cancers if detected early have better results