Stomach cancer

(Gastric cancer)

About Stomach cancer

The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65. Your risk of getting it is also higher if youHave had a Helicobacter pylori infectionHave had stomach inflammationAre a manEat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods Smoke cigarettes Have a family history of stomach cancerIt is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Indigestion and stomach discomfort can be symptoms of early cancer, but other problems can cause the same symptoms. In advanced cases, there may be blood in your stool, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, jaundice, or trouble swallowing. Doctors diagnose stomach cancer with a physical exam, blood and imaging tests, an endoscopy, and a biopsy.Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat stomach cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination.NIH: National Cancer Institute

All Medications for Stomach cancer

  • Herceptin
    Prescription only

    Herceptin (Trastuzumab) is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of breast and stomach cancers, but it has many side effects and needs a lot of monitoring.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Infusion (IV)

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Stomach cancer

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Don't wait , get yourself and family into counseling, support group (s), etc. ASAP โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ŽTime for yourself is also very helpful โ™ฅ๏ธโ›ช๐Ÿ’’

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