Surgical treatment of gastric cancer

By | April 15, 2012

Gastric cancer is the most common malignant tumor, although in recent years, there are many other effective treatment, but the surgical treatment of gastric cancer is still the preferred method, on the grounds that:
1. Endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer limited to the small, but some patients have early gastric cancer with lymph node metastasis. And most of the time of diagnosis of gastric cancer patients have advanced gastric cancer, is no longer suitable for endoscopic resection.
2. Has not been found in gastric cancer cells are very specific and absolute and effective medicines, chemotherapy drugs are used is difficult to completely eliminate cancer cells.
3. Early surgical treatment of gastric cancer completely resected, 5-year survival rate, even if the transfer has advanced cancer, palliative resection can also alleviate the suffering of patients and prolong survival of patients. So without surgical contraindications, most of the surgical treatment of gastric cancer is still the preferred method of treatment, surgical treatment before making chemical drugs.
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer , surgical removal of the tumor biological characteristics from the restrictions, the majority of the tumor can not spread surgical cure, palliative surgery can improve the quality of life of patients with advanced or secondary treatment for the other to provide better conditions the same time, the tumor after surgery can also learn the correct site, correct staging. But surgery is not suitable for the treatment of all malignant tumors, there are still significant limitations, and the surgical removal of the tumor to be removed, while often part of normal tissue, resulting in some postoperative complications and dysfunction. Surgery has some risk.Tumors such as local and regional lymph nodes than it is difficult to cure by surgery.

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