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Gastric Cancer Treatment in Latin America

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

Galenia Hospital

At Cancun Oncology Center, they will welcome you with open arms, to give attention and care to any anomaly you feel. Remember that cancer is curable if detected early, so adopting a culture of prevention is the best option.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

Hospital Universitario Austral

Oncology depends on the Department of Medicine and is responsible for the follow-up and clinical treatment of adult cancer patients.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

The Department of Oncology service has areas equipped and ready for patient care and for the preparation of cytostatics (chemotherapy) by specialized nurses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Velmar

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.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital de La Familia

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Hospital Punta Pacifica

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Roberto Ivan Lopez

Head of Medical Oncology Department

Dr. Keith Britton, MD, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Specialist

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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 Health-Tourism.com. 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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