The Possibility Of Stage 2 Gastric Cancer Can Be Completely Cured?
Good morning doctor. My husband has been diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer and has undergone surgery to remove cancer cells. Approximately what percentage is my husband’s total recovery? What treatment should we do so that he can recover completely? How long is my life expectancy for my husband?
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Gastric cancer is one of the malignancies in the digestive tract, where cancer cells grow in the patient's stomach. This case often occurs in old age or around 55 years, and this type of adenocarcinoma is often encountered in patients with gastric cancer.
Some risk factors for patients with gastric cancer can be:
consumption habits of smoked meat, excess salt, salted fish, consumption of vegetables less
age more than 55 years
pylori bacterial infection of the stomach
long-term gastric infection
polyp in the stomach
family history of gastric cancer
history of gastric surgery
Patients who have been diagnosed with gastric cancer, will undergo an evaluation of the extent to which gastric cancer affects the patient's body, and how far the stomach cancer spreads. This evaluation will provide information about the stage or stage of gastric cancer that will provide information on the steps to be taken by the doctor.
In connection with your question, in patients with stage 2 gastric cancer, this condition indicates the growth of gastric cancer which, in stage 2, is divided into stages 2A and 2B.
In stage 2A, the possibility of gastric cancer can mean:
Gastric cancer is in the lining of the gastric lumen with the distribution of the 3-6 surrounding lymph nodes
The cancer develops into the stomach muscle layer and spreads 1-2 to the surrounding lymph nodes
cancer develops to the outer layer of the stomach (but has not penetrated the outer layer) but no cancer is found in lymph nodes
In stage 2B, the possibility of gastric cancer can mean:
gastric cancer is in the lining of the stomach lumen with the distribution of the 7 surrounding lymph nodes
The cancer develops into the stomach muscle layer and spreads 3-6 to the surrounding lymph nodes
cancer develops to the outer layer of the stomach (but has not penetrated the outer layer) and found the spread of cancer in 1-2 lymph nodes
Cancer cells have penetrated the outer lining of the stomach and no enlargement of the surrounding glands was found
In patients diagnosed with early stage gastric cancer, and surgical removal of the cancer, it is expected that the prognosis or 5 years survival rate ranges from 31-68%, this means the possibility of survival within 5 years after being diagnosed can reach 31-68% according to data from American cancer society since the first diagnosis and before getting treatment or surgery. And after surgery, the prognosis for stage 2 can be around 72%.
However, all of this is a form of published research data. So that, keep thinking positively and building a positive enthusiasm in the effort to educate and prevent the risk of recurrence into an effort that can be done to stay alive and get together with out of doing appropriate turin activities, so that the quality of life of patients will also improve.
In addition, staying in touch with the doctor who treats the patient is an important step to find out the general condition of the patient and know the steps that can be taken after surgery, because the doctor who treats the patient better understands your husband's condition.
Thus the info we can convey.