Smoking and picked vegetables – both increase the risk of stomach cancer🥒🚬
Like many cancers, it is treatable if caught early. Unfortunately it usually has no symptoms until the cancer cannot be cured😟
In the UK the number of people who have survived for 5 years or more after being diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer (stage 4) is zero😢
Japan and South Korea both have national screening programmes for cancer to try and catch it early and have very high survival rates as a result.
Treatment is usually by surgery, chemo or radiotherapy.
If the cancer cannot be cured, a team of palliative care doctors and nurses will recommend treatment to try and extend your life and help you feel more comfortable.
Napoleon Bonaparte is thought to have died of a particularly nasty type called leather bottle stomach where the entire stomach is invaded by cancer. We felt the endoscopy images of this type were too dreadful to show❌