Esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, and stomach
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Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that begins in the stomach. The stomach is a sac of muscles that is located in the upper middle part of your abdomen, just below your ribs. Your stomach receives and holds the food you eat, and then helps break it down and digest it. Stomach cancer treatment in Nizamabad
Stomach cancer, also known as stomach cancer, can affect any part of the stomach. In most countries around the world, stomach cancers start in the main part of the stomach (stomach body).
In the United States, however, stomach cancer is more likely to affect the area where the long tube (esophagus) that holds the food you swallow meets your stomach. This area is called the gastroesophageal junction.
The signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include:
- difficulties swallowing
- Feel bloated after eating
- Feel full after eating small amounts
- stomach pain
It is unknown what causes stomach cancer, although research has identified many factors that can increase the risk.
Doctors know that stomach cancer starts when a cell in the stomach develops changes in its DNA. A cell’s DNA contains the instructions that tell the cell what to do. The changes tell the cell to grow quickly and continue to live when healthy cells die. The cells that accumulate form a tumor that can invade healthy tissue and destroy it. Over time, cells can burst and spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. Stomach cancer treatment in Nizamabad
Factors that increase your risk of stomach cancer include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- A diet high in salty and smoked foods
- A diet that is low in fruits and vegetables
- Family history of stomach cancer
- Helicobacter pylori infection
To reduce the risk of stomach cancer, you can:
Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, talk to your doctor about strategies to help you lose weight. Aim for a slow and steady weight loss of 1 or 2 pounds per week.
Choose a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. Try to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. Choose from a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Reduce the amount of salty and smoked foods you eat. Protect your stomach by limiting these foods. Stomach cancer treatment in Nizamabad