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Stomach Cancer

  • What is Stomach Cancer?

    Stomach Cancer (also called Gastric Cancer) is an abnormal growth of tissue in the stomach. The cancer usually starts in the cells lining the inside of the stomach. The cancer can form a tumour or ulcer within the stomach or it can spread through the wall of the stomach.

  • People with Stomach Cancer often have infection with H. Pylori (a bacterium), but not everyone who has this infection in their stomach will develop Stomach Cancer. Stomach Cancer is more common in East Asia than in Western countries.

    You may be at risk if you:

    • Are older than 50 years
    • Consume substantial smoked foods, salted fish and meat, and pickled foods — eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamins A and C lowers the risk of stomach cancer
    • Have a family member with stomach cancer
    • Have a type of anaemia that means you cannot absorb enough vitamin B12 (pernicious anaemia)
    • Have long-term inflammation of the stomach (chronic gastritis)
    • Smoke tobacco
  • Early Stomach Cancer often does not cause symptoms. As the cancer grows, common symptoms may include:

    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weight loss with no known cause

    Other health problems can cause stomach pain (dyspepsia), including acid reflux or gastritis. Less common symptoms of stomach cancer include:

    • Anaemia
    • Passing black stools, which is a sign of bleeding
    • Vomiting
  • Treatment for Stomach Cancer includes: 

    • Surgery to remove part or all of your stomach, or to reduce complications from the tumour if it is at a late stage
    • Chemotherapy, sometimes given with radiation therapy after surgery, or to lessen symptoms if you cannot have surgery
    • Radiation therapy (high-energy X-Rays), sometimes given with chemotherapy, to kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery
    • Targeted therapy to block the growth and spread of cancer cells
  • Our Specialists

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    • Ang Cheng Nee Benny

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Gastroenterology Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #09-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67330519
    • Chee Eng Nam Alexius

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Alexius Chee Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #05-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6734 3343
    • Cheng Jun

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Jun Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-06
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6732 2282
    • Cheong Wei Kuen

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Wk Cheong Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67340716/673
    • Chia Chung King

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive.Liver.Endoscopy Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67343435
    • Chua Tju Siang

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Chua Tju Siang Gastrointestinal Endoscopy And Liver Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-07
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6235 6136
      Clinic:
      Chua Tju Siang Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Liver Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-44
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6268 8360
    • Eric Wee Wei Loong

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Nobel Gastroenterology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-39
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 0764
    • Fernandes Mark Lee

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive.Liver.Endoscopy Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67343435
    • Guan Richard

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Medical Clinic 1
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67388868
    • Ho Kok Tong

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Ho Kok Tong Gastro & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67322113

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