WHAT IS STOMACH CANCER? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

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WHAT IS STOMACH CANCER AND SYMPTOMS?

Stomach cancer is a disease that usually develops through the stomach membrane and is more common in men than in women. Turkey Medicals member and Gastroenterologist Assoc. Dr. answered questions about the disease to the spokesperson.

Expert Associate Doctor stomach cancer definition, “insidious disease” is explained. He warned that this cancer may resemble other diseases.

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WHAT IS GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT STOMACH CANCER?

Although the cause of stomach cancer is not exactly known, the bacterium helicobacter pylori is also shown along with many possible factors. The World Health Organization has named oral helicobacter pylori as one of the cancer-causing factors. In addition, hereditary characteristics, eating habits also play an important role in stomach cancer. But there is a known fact that stomach cancer is progressing insidiously, and its symptoms can be confused with the symptoms of other diseases.

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DOES A PERSON GET STOMACH CANCER IF THEY SMOKE?

Because it does not have any special symptoms and progresses insidiously, it is necessary to pay attention to some risk factors for stomach cancer. Among the Risk factors; genetic characteristics, as well as environmental factors and some precursor diseases that cause the development of cancer, are considered effective.

Smoking is also one of the risk factors for stomach cancer. It is observed that the risk of developing stomach cancer increases about twice in those who start smoking at a young age and are long-term heavy drinkers. In particular, too much salt, preservatives, food additives, unclean drinking water, meat cooked at high temperatures, moldy grains, seeds, core, and fried foods, excessive red meat consumption and stomach cancer risk need to be careful not to increase.

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WHY IS IT CONFUSED WITH OTHER DISEASES?

Do not confuse symptoms with stomach diseases! 5-year survival rates can reach 50 percent when early diagnosis of stomach cancer, while survival rates fall when diagnosis is delayed. However, the lack of a specific cause also makes the diagnosis difficult. Stomach cancer symptoms most curious by patients are;

– Pain in the stomach to wake you from sleep at night.
– Indigestion.
– Cause unknown weight loss.
– Decreased appetite.
– Early satiation.
– Iron deficiency.
– Difficulty swallowing.
– Anemia.
– Nausea.
– Vomit.
– Black excrement.

It should also be noted that these symptoms may vary depending on the location of the tumor. Especially for those with a family history of stomach cancer, even if they do not have a complaint, it is important that they undergo a doctor’s check in terms of stomach cancer or some stomach diseases that can cause cancer by having an endoscopy.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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