About 13,000 Italians get stomach cancer each year. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in our country, it is more common in males, especially after age 70. It is an aggressive tumor that can be discovered over time and can be cured if it is surgically removed, so be careful of even the vague symptoms that you should be suspicious for a few weeks. "But more importantly, in order to choose the most appropriate treatment for an individual hospital, various doctors are treated at a professional center facing each other, especially because of the increased chance of survival and life." Claudia Santangelo, President The association "live without a ship" (Yes), but this does not occur uniformly throughout Italy »To emphasize the needs of sick people and the problems they face in our country, the Association" Life without Hunger " I organized a national convention to gather patients and specialists.
Gastric cancer: Who here is more likely to have and what symptoms should I appeal to?
13,000 new diagnoses annually, especially after age 70
What is needed for the sick to be treated better?
At the heart of the reflection was PDTA (Diagnostic Therapy Therapy Pathway) and oncology network. In other words, in virtually any living country, patients need to access the most prepared specialist in the form of cancer. Find the most effective treatment without wasting valuable time. There will be enough reference centers in each region without leaving your home. "Access to cancer networks and PDTAs is very important to us," explains Claudia Santangelo, who was treated 10 years ago with cancer, following the care path. Networks must be active throughout the country from the north to the south of the country and must be as efficient as they are today, but unfortunately they are still leopard realities, sometimes not at the local level, For example, there is a nutritional supplement: it is essential for a lack of essential nutrients to supplement the food difficulties of gastrointestinal patients, but it has not been standardized in all regional PDTAs, such as patient-borne rasio . ».
In Central Italy we are more sick: the food is wrong
The cause is not fully understood yet, but chronic infections such as atrophic gastritis (gastric inflammation), Helicobacter pylori (causing ulcers and gastritis), overweight and obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, diet Lean meat is consumed excessively and preserved as salt, nitrates and smoked foods. This explains the difference in incidence in Italy. "There are 34 new cases per 100,000 men and 18 new cases in women, reaching a peak at the center (40 years old, 20 per 100,000 people), and 25 per 100,000 people in the South, 13 cases. Antonio Avallone, director of the National Cancer Institute Pascale Foundation's Medical Abdomen, revealed that the Center's animal and fatty foods are rich in dietary patterns and the risk of southern disease High content of reduced fresh fruits and vegetables Due to the improved quality of food and food storage today, stomach cancer (which accounts for 60% of the 13,000 new cases per year in Korea) is still declining by an average of 3% Other 40%) are associated with the above reflux, and above all, overweight and obese. "
What causes heartburn?
Cause of heartburn – Gastroesophageal reflux
Less invasive surgery when cancer begins: Symptoms are as follows
The stomach is the fifth most deadly cancer in our country, and about one third of the patients survive five years after diagnosis. "Paolo Delrio, Pascal's Director of Pascal Abdominal Surgery, is so aggressive that it is important not to waste your time. If you have persistent digestive problems or gastric acid that does not go too far after 1 to 2 cycles of treatment, If you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux without seeing it, it is recommended to perform upper gastrointestinal endoscopy if you lose weight without any reason. Without delay, the tumor can be cured, initially identified and surgically removed. The first step in the treatment procedure is to evaluate the disease using imaging methods (TAC, PET, magnetic resonance) and molecular typing, allowing you to choose the best treatment option. In general, surgery should be chosen only at an early stage, and before surgery in advanced disease (stages II and III) If necessary, choose combined chemotherapy, but there are still unresolved needs, including lymphadenectomy, removal of local lymph nodes, which is useful for removing disease at least on a macroscopic level, For this reason, the need for the patient association's valuable support to shift to a highly specialized structure where all treatment strategies, including PDTAs, are provided in an appropriate and uniform way It is important to inform the patient. "
November 9, 2018 (November 9, 2018, change 16:05)
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