Patient, in his middle or later life, is anaemic and reports with loss of appetite, loss of weight and loss of energy, which has been going on for quite sometime. This is followed by dyspeptic symptoms discomfort after eating with distaste for food. It can be a case o0f CARCOINOMA OF THE STOMACH.
It is observed that the diagnosis of carcinoma of stomach is suggested by evidence of spread, cachexia or palpable mass, and it should be considered in all patients in their middle or late life, who have developed insidious dyspepsia or anorexia.
It has been observed that the carcinoma at the stomach is related chemicals that are added to food for preservation, colouring, etc.
SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH CANCER
Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer may include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Feeling full after eating small amounts of food
- Stomach pain
- Unintentional weight loss
CAUSES OF STOMACH CANCER
It's not clear what causes stomach cancer, though research has identified many factors that can increase the risk.
Doctors know that stomach cancer begins when a cell in the stomach develops changes in its DNA. A cell's DNA contains the instructions that tell the cell what to do. The changes tell the cell to grow quickly and to continue living when healthy cells would die. The accumulating cells form a tumor that can invade and destroy healthy tissue. With time, cells can break off and spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.
Factors that increase the risk of stomach cancer include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- A diet high in salty and smoked foods
- A diet low in fruits and vegetables
- Family history of stomach cancer
- Infection with Helicobacter pylori
- Long-term stomach inflammation (gastritis)
- Stomach polyps
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR STOMACH CANCER
Although patients see the physician much after the disease has settled in, medicinal treatment can be started during the phase of investigations so that valuable time can be gained.
Bismuthum has its chief action on the stomach and alimentary canal. Vomiting, purging and prostration are its main indications. Nausea after every meal, relieved by taking a cold drinks, but as soon as it reasce3s the stomach, there is first violent belching having a putrid smell followed by vomiting with conclusive gagging and pain. Burning, cramping and screwing; headaches often alternate with gastralgia. It is also indicated in vomiting after abdominal surgery.
Cadmium sulphuricum has its chief action on the stomach and respiration. Vomiting and extreme prostration are key expressions. Black vomit is characteristic. Food taste like salt, that excite vomiting. Abdomen is sore, tender, tympanitic and painful with vomiting. It is used as an antidote for the severe side effects of cancer therapy, especially chemotherapy and radiation treatment that causes therapy, especially chemotherapy and radiation treatment that causes weakness, emaciation, nausea vomiting, liver damage, hair loss, anorexia and speeds up the time of death. Weak digestion with gastritis ; sore feeling in the stomach and the constant all gone feeling in the stomach . painful epicgastric tumours with pulsation.
Ornithogalum is to be considered in chronic gastritis and other abdominal indurations like, cancer of the intestinal tract. Cooper suggest one drop of mother tincture therapy till the effects wean off. Gastric ulceration with hemorrhage. Pain increases when the food passes through the pyloric outlet. Vomiting of coffee ground colored matter. Loss of appetite.
Ornithogalum is to be considered in chronic gastritis and other abdominal indurations like, cancer of the intestinal tract. Cooper suggests one drop of mother tincture till the effects wean off. Gastric ulceration with haemorrhage. Pain increase in the food passes through the pyloric outlet . vomiting of coffee ground coloured matter. Loss of appetite.
Lycopodium clavatum has great weakness in digestion with much bloating. Little eating creates a lot of fullness. Patient vomits food and bile. Churning sensation and gdawing pain, better drinking hot water. Useful in deep seated chronic disease like cancer, leading to emaciation and malnutrition.
Phosphorus is indicated for an empty, all gone sensation in the whole abdomen. Sore spot in the piyt of the stomach. Patient rubs abdomen for relief. Regurgitation of ingesta by the mouthful. Pain in the stomach is better by drinking cold water.
It is observed that 60 percent of the patients admitted to the hospitals are beyond help by operative measures, as the tumour has spread locally to lymph nodes or the liver. The standard operation is subtotal gastrectomy with removal of lymph nodes, including those at the hilum of the spleen, lesser omentum and the gastrocolic omentum.