The number of new cases of gastric cancer in my country is 480,000, and the number of deaths due to gastric cancer is as high as 370,000. One person is diagnosed with gastric cancer every minute, and two people die of gastric cancer every three minutes. China is a veritable “gastric cancer big country”, and the prevention of gastric cancer deserves the attention of all of us. There are no obvious symptoms of gastric cancer in the early stage. When you have symptoms such as upper abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, and weight loss, it is likely to be an alarm signal sent to us by gastric cancer!
< p>Don’t ignore: four early signals of gastric cancer
The occurrence of gastric cancer is relatively hidden Symptoms are easily confused with other gastrointestinal disease symptoms. When these abnormalities are missed, the problem is often discovered at an advanced or late stage. So we must not ignore the clues of these early symptoms of gastric cancer.
Signal 1: Epigastric Discomfort
The early symptoms of gastric cancer are mainly manifested as upper Abdominal discomfort and fullness, usually a burning and full feeling in the abdomen, especially after meals. At this stage, many people often think that it is just a minor problem that will pass after suffering, or it is misdiagnosed as other digestive tract diseases.
Signal 2: Loss of appetite
As the disease progresses, the symptoms of gastric cancer get worse and the appetite decreases. Early gastric cancer is often manifested suddenly as loss of appetite, greasy taste, nausea, belching, acid reflux, vomiting, and dull pain in the upper abdomen. At this time, many people will not want to eat, and they will often belch, feel full after eating a little food, and even feel nausea and vomiting. Few people think in the direction of stomach cancer, but this is really not just eating and nausea!
Signal 3: Weight Loss
If there is a significant weight loss in a short period of time, we need to pay enough attention to it. This may be a manifestation of gastric cancer.
Signal 4: Blood in stool
Gastric cancer may have blood in the stool in the early stage, which is usually due to damage to small blood vessels in the stomach caused by. The color of the stool may become darker with the amount of bleeding, and black stools may also occur when the amount of bleeding is large.
These groups are the key targets for early screening of gastric cancer
< span> Gastroscopy is the key to achieve early screening, early detection, early treatment, and reduce the mortality rate of gastric cancer. The “Standards for Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastric Cancer” issued by the National Health and Medical Commission recommends that high-risk groups should undergo regular gastroscopy screening regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.
If you meet any of the following items 1 and 2~6, you belong to the high-risk group of gastric cancer:
②People in areas with high incidence of gastric cancer;
③Helicobacter pylori infection;
④Patients with chronic atrophic gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastric polyps, Postoperative remnant stomach, hypertrophic gastritis, pernicious anemia and other gastric precancerous diseases;
⑤first-degree relatives of patients with gastric cancer; p>
⑥There are other high-risk factors for gastric cancer (high salt, pickled diet, smoking, heavy drinking, etc.).
Academician Sun Yan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, oncology expert, once pointed out, For ordinary people, there will be more and more cancers in the future, maybe just like diabetes, it is just a common chronic disease.” The prevention and treatment of gastric cancer is “early”. Early gastric cancer does not require surgery, and the lesion can be removed under endoscopy, and the prognosis is very good, with a 5-year survival rate of over 90%. The earliest premise is screening. The “Expert Consensus on the Clinical Application of Magnetic Capsule Gastroscopy in China” states that Anhan Magnetic Capsule Gastroscopy is an important tool for gastric disease examination and primary screening of gastric cancer. This kind of gastroscopy does not require intubation or anesthesia. The subject only needs to swallow a small capsule with water, lie on the examination bed for about 20 minutes, and complete a comfortable, systematic, and comprehensive gastroscopy. Clinical research proves that the accuracy of Anhan Magnetic Control Capsule Gastroscopy in checking gastric diseases is highly consistent with that of electronic gastroscope. At present, it has been widely used in nearly 1,000 medical institutions in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country.
Stomach cancer is not terrible, what is terrible is that it is discovered too late! Caring for yourself and your family starts with a comfortable Anhan magnetically controlled capsule gastroscope!