It can be tough to identify and treat stomach cancer, but knowing some of the common signs and symptoms can go a long way. In this article, we are going to talk about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for stomach cancer.
Signs & Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer is a serious (potentially fatal) disease that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment for best results. Here are some of the symptoms that might indicate cancer of the stomach:
- General fatigue
- Unexpected weight loss
- Feeling bloated after a meal
- Chronic stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting
- Chronic heartburn and indegestion
Some of these symptoms are general and can overlap with other conditions so it’s essential to get an accurate diagnosis before considering your treatment options.
Treatment Options for Stomach Cancer
Diagnosing stomach cancer can be tricky and often involves a strategic approach to diagnostic testing. Your physician may order several tests, including EGD, EUS, biopsy, blood tests, and imaging in order to confirm a diagnosis. Once you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, you can talk about a treatment strategy with your GI doctor. Depending on your unique situation and the progression of the cancer, you may benefit from chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.
Chaska GI Clinic
If you’re experiencing gastrointestinal issues, it’s important to consult with a GI specialist for prompt treatment. Dr. Bhatti has performed more than 40,000 advanced gastrointestinal procedures over the course of his two decades as a practicing GI surgeon. As a result, he is one of the most experienced gastroenterologists in the state, and one of the only ones to specialize in liver diseases. Contact us today at Bhatti GI to set up your appointment with Dr. Bhatti. Our primary clinics are located in Edina and Chaska, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.