Gastric cancer is a malignant tumor that affects the mucous membrane of the body. Pathology develops secretly, metastatic foci are most often found in the lungs, esophagus, and liver. The disease is characterized by unexpressed symptoms, so the tumor is usually found in the late stages. This causes a high lethality of the disease. And yet you should not think that the disease is incurable.
Treatment of stomach cancer in Israel is carried out at all stages of the disease, even with hopeless, at first glance, cases. You can send an application for a consultation or a doctor of an oncologist-gastroenterologist at http://health-plus.org.il/doctor. It is worth paying attention not to the following alarming symptoms, which may indicate the presence of oncology:
- decreased appetite;
- complicated digestion;
- aversion to meat;
- rapid weight loss;
- early satiety;
- feeling of overeating even after small portions of food;
- frequent episodes of vomiting;
- temperature 37-37.5 °;
Symptomatic of each form of oncology has its own peculiarities: in endophytic cancer the stomach becomes poorly extensible, the cardia tumor is characterized by difficulty swallowing, pyloric cancer is accompanied by frequent vomiting.
Diagnosis of stomach oncology
The clinical picture of the disease most often does not cause concern, disguises itself for less dangerous diseases: gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome. Therefore, with the appearance of pain and discomfort, a gastroscopy is used as a test, which does not always allow to detect foci of cancer. Diagnosis of stomach cancer in Israel includes not only gastroscopy, but also the following activities:
- stomach tissue biopsy - analysis of cells of the tumor site;
- positron emission tomography. This study can detect all distant and small metastases.
The prices of medical services
The cost of treatment depends on the stage of the oncology process, the clinic, the attending physician. You can find out the approximate cost on the site in the "programs and prices" tab http://health-plus.org.il/programprice. Reception of oncologists is carried out by the Hadassah clinics, Assuta and the medical center of Shaarei-Tzedek. Treatment of stomach cancer is prescribed depending on the stage. No patient is considered hopeless, after surgery and chemotherapy the patient is under round-the-clock supervision.