How to Tackle Abdominal Cancer

Abdominal cancer, often known as gastric cancer, is a common malignancy. According to the National Cancer Institute, 16,850 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 were diagnosed with cancer in 2020. The American Cancer Society reports that 1.9 million new cases are expected to occur in the US in 2022. The good news is that abdominal cancer can be treated, symptoms alleviated, and the quality of life enhanced.


The early symptoms of stomach cancer are difficult to detect and might be mistaken for other, less severe illnesses. The main symptoms are persistent indigestion and heartburn, frequent burping after meals, feeling full or bloated, and persistent stomach pain. There are more advanced symptoms of stomach cancer such as blood in your stools, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

The early signs of stomach cancer are similar to various other ailments. Usually, cancer has progressed by the time symptoms are pronounced. As a result, it’s critical to have any probable stomach cancer symptoms investigated by your doctor as soon as possible.

Treatment Options

The various methods of treating stomach cancer include surgery, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. The most common types of stomach cancer therapy are described in the following section.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation treatment involves killing cancer cells using high-energy x-rays. A radiation therapy regimen, often known as a schedule, comprises a defined number of treatments administered over a set amount of time. External-beam radiation treatment, or radiation delivered from a machine outside the body, is commonly used to treat stomach cancer. Radiation therapy can be used to shrink the tumor before surgery or eliminate cancer cells after surgery.


Immunotherapy, also known as biologic therapy, is a cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses. It improves, targets, and restores immune system function by using materials created by the body or in a laboratory.

Radiopharmaceutical Therapy

Radiopharmaceuticals have an efficacy outcome with minimal toxicity compared to all other systemic cancer treatment methods. In contrast to external radiotherapy, the radiopharmaceutical therapy application presents a new tumor-targeting agent.

RPT has several advantages. For starters, it is directed towards the tumor, including metastatic sites. Second, radionuclides with a high linear energy transfer (LET) effectively destroy radioresistant hypoxic cells. Finally, the whole-body absorbed dose is relatively low.

Abdominal cancer can be treated with a variety of treatments. Your doctor will determine how long you’ve had the disease and how far it’s progressed throughout your body (cancer stage). Remember stomach cancer is curable when detected early enough. Please get in touch with seasoned Gastroenterologists and book an appointment for cancer screening.

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