Can Stomach Cancer Be Prevented?
Diet, nutrition, body weight, physical activity, and alcohol use. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of some types of stomach cancer, so getting to and staying at a healthy weight might lower your risk.
Treating H pylori infection.
Bacteria. A common bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, also called H. pylori, causes stomach inflammation and ulcers. It is also considered one of the main causes of stomach cancer.
Many cases of stomach cancer can't be completely cured, but it's still possible to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life using chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy and surgery. If operable, surgery can cure stomach cancer as long as all of the cancerous tissue can be removed.
A large meta-analysis reports an association that has been found in cohort studies between the consumption of dairy, including yogurt, and a lower risk of gastric cancer.
Stage 4 stomach cancer is harder to treat than earlier stage stomach cancer. That's because it's no longer confined to the stomach and may involve several distant organs. It's usually not curable, but it's certainly treatable. The goal of treatment is to ease symptoms and control the cancer's growth.
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