Stomach Cancer Blog

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The Stomach Cancer Blog

About Me

Hello I'm Dr Peter Thatcher, MBBS (the equivalent of MD in the US), gastroenterologist and author of this website dedicated to stomach cancer awareness and education.

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Stomach Cancer

If you need stomach cancer or gastric carcinoma advice including causes, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, awareness & survival rates, qualified help is here!

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So far so good

I was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer 13 months ago. Today i feel great. The initial diagnosis was quite a shock. Otherwise I was in good health

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Scared Out Of My Wits That I Have Stomach Cancer

I am scared out of my wits that I have stomach cancer! I have developed a new swelling under my right rib cage

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Worried I Might Have Stomach Cancer

I am worried I might have stomach cancer. I have had symptoms of indigestion and heart burn as well as stomach pain for 10 months, given Omeprazole but no help.

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Thickening Of The Stomach Lining And Plaque

If you are told that you have thickening of the stomach lining and plaque in the long curvature and need chemotherapy is it likely you need surgery

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Stomach Biopsy Procedure For Cancer

Do you know what happens to a stomach biopsy after you have had your endoscopy test? Have you ever wondered why you don’t get results straight away?

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Barium Meal Procedure - Test!

A barium meal is an x-ray examination of your upper gastrointestinal tract. It is used to investigate whether you have got a stomach cancer or ulcer

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PET Scanning In Stomach Cancer

PET scanning in stomach cancer patients is used to detect secondary tumors in people who are thought to have, but not confirmed, disseminated disease.

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Ultrasound In Stomach Cancer

Ultrasound in stomach cancer patients is used to stage your disease. There are two types used, transabdominal or endoscopic tests.

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Clinical Findings In Stomach Cancer - Virchows Node : Troisiers sign

There are several clinical findings in stomach cancer that I look for when I see a patient for the first time in clinic with worrying symptoms

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Endoscopy Procedure With Sedation

An endoscopy procedure is the most common way of investigating your stomach cancer symptoms.

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Stomach Cancer Blood Tests

There are various stomach cancer blood tests that your doctor will want to do on you both prior to and after diagnosis.

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What Does Remission Mean?

A common question is what does remission mean? This is a common term used to describe the state of your cancer following treatment.

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What Happens After Endoscopy?

Do you want to know what happens after endoscopy? It’s a surreal moment in a lot of ways, because there you are with symptoms, have a test and expect

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