Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

Gastric cancer refers to cancer of the stomach. Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling bloated after eating
  • Feeling full after eating small amounts of food
  • Severe and persistent heartburn
  • Severe and unrelenting indigestion
  • Persistent or unexplained nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Unintentional weight loss

How is Gastric Cancer Diagnosed?

Stomach cancers are usually found when a person goes to the doctor because of signs or symptoms they are having. If stomach cancer is suspected, Dr. Bhatti confirms the diagnosis using a variety of tests:

  • EGD
  • EUS
  • Biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests (such as MRIs and CT scans)

If these tests confirm stomach cancer, Dr. Bhatti will stage (or determine the extent) of the cancer, often during the diagnostic tests.

How is Gastric Cancer Treated?

The main treatments for stomach cancer are:

  • Surgery (EMR and stents)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy

MN Gastric Cancer Surgeon

If you experience any worrying symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhatti to determine whether they are caused by gastric cancer or by other more common conditions. Dr. Bhatti will discuss the best treatment option for you. Dr. Bhatti is board-certified and has decades of experience treating patients throughout the state of Minnesota.

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Chaska GI Clinic

1457 White Oak Dr
Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952-368-3800
Fax: 952-368-3801

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

1515 St. Francis Ave. #250
Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-368-3800
Fax: 952-368-3801

Edina GI Clinic

6500 Barrie Rd.
Edina, MN 55435

Phone: 952-368-3800
Fax: 952-368-3801