Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a type of cancer that develops in the lining of the stomach. The exact cause of stomach cancer is not known, but certain risk factors can increase a person's likelihood of developing the disease. These risk factors include a family history of stomach cancer, a diet high in smoked, salted, or pickled foods, and infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.
Stomach cancer often does not cause any symptoms in the early stages, and as a result, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage when it has spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of stomach cancer may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue.
Diagnosis of stomach cancer typically involves a physical exam, blood tests, imaging studies, and a
biopsy to examine the cells in the affected area. Treatment for stomach cancer may include surgery,
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. The specific treatment approach will depend on
the stage and location of the cancer, as well as the person's overall health and other factors.
Dr. Harish Kancharla, a medical oncologist at Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer. He uses a multidisciplinary approach to care, working closely with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive, personalized treatment plans for each patient.
In addition to medical treatment, Dr. Harish Kancharla emphasizes the importance of supportive care for people with stomach cancer. This may include dietary changes, pain management, and counselling to address emotional and psychological aspects of the disease.
Dr. Harish Kancharla stays up-to-date with the latest research and treatment advances in stomach cancer, ensuring that his patients receive the most effective and innovative care available. He also prioritizes open communication with his patients and their families, taking the time to answer questions and address concerns throughout the treatment process.
If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer or are concerned about your risk of developing the disease, Dr. Harish Kancharla can provide expert guidance and support. Contact his office to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.