5 Myths and Facts About Stomach Cancer

In the problem of stomach cancer, the patient gets cured by getting treatment at the right time. But due to some misconceptions related to this disease, the patient also has to face serious problems. Learn about the myths and facts associated with it.

Let us know about some of the misleading things related to stomach cancer and their truth.

Myth 1: Prolonged indigestion means colon cancer

Truth: There is a misconception among many people about stomach cancer that the problem of indigestion in the stomach for a long time is a sign of stomach cancer. While it is not so at all. In the problem of stomach cancer, initially, the patient has the problem of acidity and belching, which can persist for a long time. But this does not mean that the problem of indigestion or belching in the stomach is directly related to stomach cancer. Cancer is confirmed only after the doctor's advice on showing its symptoms.

Myth 2: Stomach doesn't hurt but other symptoms show it doesn't mean cancer

Truth: Actually many people have this question that stomach pain is not a problem but if symptoms related to stomach cancer are visible, then it means that I do not have stomach cancer. In fact, doctors believe that in the early days of colon cancer, the patient may not have problems with abdominal pain. This is because, in the beginning, the cells have started growing uncontrollably. Its severe symptoms start showing after some time.

Myth 3: Colon cancer is rare

Truth: It is true that very few people have the problem of colon cancer. But this does not mean that despite showing its symptoms, you should assume that you do not have the problem of colon cancer. Actually, the problem of colon cancer can be in many organs of the stomach. In India, most of the patients with stomach cancer are found more in the north-eastern part of the country.

Myth 4: Colon cancer is not caused by genetics

Truth: Even though colon cancer is not considered a genetic disease, it can also be caused by genetic factors. People who have a family history of colon cancer have a 70 percent higher risk of developing this problem.

Myth 5: There is no cure for colon cancer

Truth: Recognizing its symptoms at the right time and consulting a doctor, this disease can be cured at the very beginning. It is difficult to cure when it is detected in the fourth stage of the problem of stomach cancer, but it is beneficial to digest its symptoms and take treatment in the early stages. In severe cases, it is treated with chemotherapy.

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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