Often Asymptomatic, Beware of Stomach and Intestinal Cancer Symptoms
Stomach and intestinal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. However, the possibility of prevention and control of the disease can be greater if detected early. The earlier it is found, the disease is increasingly under control. "" About one million cases of gastric cancer are expected worldwide every year. Of that amount, in the United States there are about twenty thousand cases, with the death toll of up to ten thousand people, "said Dr Chua Tju Siang, a gastrointestinal health expert from Singapore, in a discussion of digestive and liver problems at Pisa Kafe, Menteng, Jakarta, as written Thursday (26/08/2015). Dr. Chua also mentioned that men are twice the risk of this disease when compared with women.
Also read: Caution, Smoking Apparently Also Aggravate Conditions of Inflammation of the Intestine Gastric cancer initially has no specific symptoms. Digestive disorders that occur due to these symptoms are also very common, such as mag pain, frequent burping, flatulence, discomfort in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing. But if the cancer has developed, it can cause reactions in the form of weight loss significantly, fatigue, vomiting blood, and feses become black. The main risk factors for the outbreak of this cancer is family history and infection Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium found in the stomach about two-thirds of the world’s population. It can cause inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcers and is a major cause of gastric cancer. The most accurate way to diagnose gastric cancer early on is to perform an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy method, also known as gastroscopy. This method uses a thin tube with a video camera at the end that is inserted into the stomach through the esophagus. With this method, a thorough examination of the bowel and stomach can be done in more detail. In this method, also examined Helicobacter pylori infection. The whole procedure is usually done under anesthesia and takes less than 15 minutes. Read also: Stomach Acid Is Increasing? Be careful, it could be a sign of cancer In America, gastric cancer tends to occur in people aged 60 years and over, while in Singapore, this disease can occur at a younger age, ie since age 35 years. Other risk factors include diet containing preservatives (nitrosoamines), have type A blood, and have atrophic gastritis, and pernicious anemia, are also able to trigger a person’s risk of colon cancer and stomach cancer. "" If detected earlier, then we can provide better handling as well, and can increase expectations for longer lives, "" concludes Dr Chua, a medical expert at Mount Elizabeth Hospital who has been accredited as a digestive health expert from the Singapore Department of Health in 2002.
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