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.

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy. The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies, obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast milk looks.

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