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Gastric Cancer Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America which treat Gastric Cancer patients.

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Gastric Cancer is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Gastric Cancer is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Gastric Cancer is treated at San Javier Hospital

International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.


Gastric Cancer is treated at International Bio Care Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Victor Loustaunau, MD

Medical Hyperthermia

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.


Gastric Cancer is treated at San Javier Marina Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Gastric Cancer is treated at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Velmar

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.


Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital de La Familia

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About Gastric Cancer

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Gastric Cancer?

Gastric cancer is cancer that starts when cancerous cells form in the inner lining of the stomach. It is also known as stomach cancer. The cells eventually grow into tumors slowly over the years. The stomach is a component of the upper abdomen that helps in the digestion of food. There are different kinds of gastric cancers and adenocarcinoma is the most common. This cancer begins in cells that release and make mucus and other fluids.

Signs and symptoms of gastric cancer
  • Feeling bloated after a meal.
  • Indigestion that is unrelenting and severe
  • Slight nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Heartburn among many other signs

As the tumor grows, you may experience even more severe symptoms such as severe pain, unexpected weight loss, blood in stool, trouble swallowing, weakness, feeling tired among other conditions. Note that, having any of the above symptoms does not imply that you suffer from gastric cancer. However, in case you have persistence in any of these symptoms, see a doctor.

Diagnosing the gastric cancer
  • Biopsy: This involves cutting a small piece of tissue from the stomach for inspection to detect any cancer cells.
  • CT scan: This is a powerful X-ray that outlines the inside body parts in a picture format.
  • Blood tests: It is performed to establish any signs of cancer in the body.
  • Upper GI series test: This is a chalky liquid with barium and taken before the X-ray scan to help to optimize the results of the picture.
  • Upper endoscopy: In this process, the doctor inserts a thin flexible tube fitted with a small camera down your throat for scanning.

Risk factors
  • Gender: This condition is more prevalent in males than women.
  • Age: Stomach cancer is common in people with old age over 50 years.
  • Diet: People whose diet comprise of meat, smoked foods, salted fish, and pickled vegetables are at high risk of suffering from this condition.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Chemotherapy is administered in cycles and takes around 3 weeks. Radiotherapy procedure involves treatment sessions of five days a week. Depending on the intended purpose, radiotherapy may take one to

Days admitted : Surgery: A patient requires staying for at least two weeks in the hospital and several weeks at home for recovery.

Anesthesia : Surgery: General Anesthesia

Recovery : Any stomach cancer treatment involves a large operation and a long recovery time.

Risks : Surgery Risks: Some of the risks involved include pain, bleeding, and restriction on the type of diet. Chemotherapy Risks: Loss of hair, Weight loss, Diarrhea, Chemotherapy Risks: Tiredness, Diarrhea, Nausea Irritation and darkening of the skin especially on the treated areas

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