Stomach cancer stage 4
Stomach cancer is a severe disease of the digestive system, characterized by the development of a malignant tumor. The causes of the disease are still unknown. It is believed that provokes cancer Helicobacter pylori infection. The main signs of the disease:
- discomfort in the stomach.
- satiation during a meal (even a small portion cause eating experience);
- vomiting with bloody streaks;
- abdominal pain (in the progression of cancer pain is getting worse);
- rapid weight loss and more.
The main diagnostic procedure is biopsy of a fragment of the tumor and fibroesophagogastroduodenoscopy. Methods for the treatment of gastric cancer depend on the extent of the disease. Used chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical treatment. And how is the treatment stomach cancer stage 4, last stage of the disease?
What is stomach cancer stage 4?
Cancer of the stomach 4 extent (stage) is uncontrolled and irreversible proliferation of tumor cells and their spread to adjacent organs and tissues. Metastatic tumor foci are formed even in those organs which are located far from the stomach. The size of the primary tumor can range from 5-6 mm (neuroendocrine tumors or melanoma) to 20-30 cm (tumors Huningue).