What is stomach cancer?
Cancer is a proliferation of abnormal cells that invade surrounding tissues and in advanced stages it spreads in the form of metastases to distant organs.
There are several types of stomach cancer, although the most common is called adenocarcinoma. It is associated with Helicobacter pylori infection, various carcinogens, and occasionally has a familial or genetic aggregation.
What are the symptoms?
These tumors do not produce symptoms in early stages. In late stages they produce abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of weight or appetite, anemia or even bleeding.
How is it diagnosed?
It is essential to perform a quality upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy) to detect precursor forms or cancer at a very early stage.
There are advanced imaging techniques that allow the use of contrast and magnification to visualize the stomach in maximum detail.
It is essential to make an early diagnosis to be able to treat the disease when it has not yet spread.
If you are looking for a second opinion about your endoscopic treatment or have been offered a surgical solution, contact us.
How is it treated?
At Endos Advanced we are committed to resecting the lesion completely and in one piece, by means of endoscopic submucosal dissection, of which we are pioneers in our country. In this way, more aggressive surgical interventions are avoided and recovery is very fast.