Stomach cancer can occur in different anatomical areas of the stomach and is often known to be aggressive cancer. Stomach cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers and hence it is important not to ignore any symptoms and get the required diagnostic tests done as early as possible.
Smoking, tobacco usage, and consumption of excessive salty diet are said to be causative in the formation of stomach cancer, but in most cases the exact etiology may not be found.
Stomach cancer may not produce any symptoms in some patients, whereas it may cause abdominal fullness, vomiting, weight loss, and blood in stools in other patients. Since these symptoms are generalized and vague, they are often construed to be because of other illnesses and the diagnosis of stomach cancer may be delayed.
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, biopsy and imaging of the abdomen by CT scan or PET scan are done to assess the local, regional, and distant spread of cancer. After accurate diagnosis and staging, a plan for Stomach Cancer Treatment in Pune is contemplated for the patient.
Whenever possible, surgical resection followed by gastro-jejunostomy to restore the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract is the preferred Stomach Cancer Treatment in Pune. In locally advanced cases, surgery may be preceded by neoadjuvant chemotherapy and /or radiotherapy.
Depending on the location of cancer in the stomach and depending on the length and size of cancer, a patient may need to undergo partial gastrectomy, subtotal gastrectomy or total gastrectomy for the treatment of stomach cancer. Occasionally, a diagnostic laparoscopy is done prior to surgery for stomach cancer in order to diagnose hitherto undetected peritoneal or liver surface metastases.
During surgery for Stomach Cancer Treatment in Pune, instruments like linear cutters and staplers, circular staplers, and advanced energy sources are used to facilitate the difficult steps in surgery, to reduce the operating time and to encourage early healing.
A patient will have to make dietary modifications after surgery for stomach cancer, which will include taking frequent and small meals and taking anti-emetics and anti-reflux agents on a regular basis. Vitamin B 12 supplementation is also required after total gastrectomy.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a cancer surgeon trained in Stomach Cancer Treatment in Pune and takes every effort to ensure proper surgery, early healing, and achieve the best results in the treatment of cancer.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Stomach Cancer Treatment in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.