Food Pipe and Stomach Cancer

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?

CT scan

Endoscopic ultrasound

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

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