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What is Stomach Cancer?

Stomach cancer or Gastric cancer is one of the frequently reported cancers across the globe and is mostly related to lifestyle and dietary habits. The most common cause of stomach cancer in the World is an unhealthy diet and lifestyle followed by other factors like genetics predisposition, tobacco and alcohol abuse. 

Stomach cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose as they are detected at a very later stage. Early detection and treatment greatly improves the overall outcome of Stomach Cancer.

Stomach cancer screening is advised in individuals who carry an increased risk of developing cancer. The diagnostic tests used for diagnosis of Stomach Cancer include Endoscopy, Barium swallow and other tests like CT scan, MRI scan and blood investigations to name a few.

Stomach cancer is primarily treated by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical removal of the cancerous tumor or a combination of any.