Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer, which occurs in the cells present in the stomach lining (upper abdomen) which multiplies and spreads to other organs if left unnoticed. Based on the type of tissue where cancer develops Stomach cancers are classified into adenocarcinoma, sarcomas and lymphomas:
Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer in which starts in the glandular tissue of the stomach.
Lymphomas occur in tissues of lymphatic system.
Sarcomas occur in the connective tissue (such as muscle, fat, or blood vessels) of stomach lining.
There are a number of factors that can increase your chances of developing stomach cancer which are discussed below.
Your risk of getting stomach cancer increases with age. Most cases occur in people aged over 55, with the average age at diagnosis being around 70. But young people also get stomach cancer, that is young people aged less than 45.
Men have the high risk of developing stomach cancer than women.
SmokingPeople who have the habit of smoking have greater tendency to get stomach cancer because of the harmful substances that they inhale and swallow.
H. pylori infectionHelicobacter pylorus (H. pylori) is a common type of bacteria which may cause; cause conditions such as stomach ulcers, indigestion or long-term inflammation of the stomach lining (chronc atrophic gastritis) in some people .among above mentioned chronc atrophic gastritis affected people have high risk of developing stomach cancer.
There is a strong correlation between a diet high in salt and fat with stomach cancer. The use of refrigeration for preserving foods instead of salt has reduced stomach cancer occurrence rates.
You're more likely to develop stomach cancer if a close family member like your parents or a sibling developed stomach cancer
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With or without heartburn or indigestion symptoms should be investigated urgently regardless of age.
Doctors generally don’t suspect if its stomach cancer since stomach cancer according to them is a condition that occurs in the later part of one’s life(old age)So that’s where it gets misdiagnosed, As the condition of the victim worsens,they realize the presence of stomach cancer,Nevertheless its already a delayed diagnosis. Also the possibility of misinterpretation of symptoms of stomach cancer as it shares symptoms similar to other diseases. If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of stomach cancer you can contact Chapman Dhillons for claiming compensation for your medical expenditures:
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If you or someone you know has cancer and was misdiagnosed, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free conference on 0113 388 0400 or contact us online and we will call you within 1 hour.
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