Treatment

Surgery is the best treatment option for the cure of adenocarcinomas. This involves removal of the tumor and any adjacent lymph nodes. However, this is only possible for one-third of patients. Usually, a subtotal gastrectomy is done for patients with distal stomach cancer and a total or near-total gastrectomy for more proximal tumors. In the US, the 5-year survival rate for those undergoing a complete resection of a gastric cancer is 20% for distal tumors and 10% for proximal tumors. Radiotherapy has very limited value but it can be used as a palliative measure.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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