Why stomach cancer is always detected at the lasted stage?

If you are diagnosed with stomach cancer early, treatment will be simpler and more effective. However, among the thousands of cancer cases per year, only a few dozen cases have been diagnosed and treated for gastric cancer at an early stage.

Stomach cancer is rarely detected early on
In Vietnam, the majority of patients usually detect the disease at late stage. Doctors have said that Vietnamese people do not have regular health checkup routine. This is the main reason why the treatment process is very difficult and the cost of treatment is very expensive. In Japan, although gastric cancer is a common disease, the cure rate is over 80% because Japanese are actively taking care of their health, especially for people over the age of 40.

The most common treatments for stomach cancer nowadays include surgery, radiation therapy, targeted therapy. Depending on the individual patient, the physician will apply one or more combination of two or more methods to help the patient be treated effectively. Doctors said that in cases of stomach cancer in stages 1-3 usually will be indicated surgery and then give appropriate medical treatment.

Should screen for cancer to avoid the dangerous complications of the disease
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has about 10,400 stomach cancer patients each year and by 2020 it will increase to 11,500 cases. If there is a history of gastric ulcer, epigastric pain, vomiting, nausea, etc., endoscopy should be performed if medical treatment is not successful.

The early signs of stomach cancer are vague and are almost identical to those of common gastritis, such as dull ache, indigestion, nausea, and nausea. At first, the signs appear only occasionally but later on these phenomena will appear more often. Accompany it with weight loss and black stools.

We should establish active health care habits from age 40 onwards, especially screening cancer for high risk individuals, such as family history of cancer, Colon polyp, hepatitis B … then you should go for a screening. Patients with cancer of the stomach should periodically review every 1-2 times a year. Screening for cancer can help to detect the disease in time and to have more effective treatments.

There are many factors and the risk of stomach cancer has been identified, but there are still uncontrollable factors.

Therefore, changing the way to avoid risk factors and good protective factors is the best way to prevent stomach cancer.

Use of properly processed and preserved foods reduces the risk of H. pylori infection. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent unwanted changes in the lining of the stomach. Besides quitting smoking or not smoking and limiting alcohol use, reducing salt foods, smoking will reduce the risk of stomach cancer.

If you have the symptoms listed above and last for 2 to 4 weeks, you should go to medical facilities to see and identify the cause of the disease so that prevention and treatment very soon if Suffer from stomach cancer.

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