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Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer rarely shows symptoms in the early stages and even if they do, they are often mistaken as heart burn, acidity etc. Therefore, detection of stomach cancer is usually does not until it reaches an advanced stage.

At American Oncology Institute,doctors perform initial physical examination to check the abnormalities. This is followed by blood tests including the test for the H. pylori bacteria. If the doctor suspects that a person is showing signs of stomach cancer, additional diagnostic tests are advised specifically to look for suspected tumors. The tests may include:

An upper Gastro Intestinal endoscopy:Procedure in which a small camera on a thin flexible probe to look at the oesophagus and stomach for the tissue changes.

A biopsy: Sample tissue examination
Imaging tests, such as CT scans and X-days.