Fresh fruits, vegetables, foods rich in animal protein, trace elements and vitamins A, E and group C are important factors in protecting the mucous membrane of the stomach from the effects of internal and external carcinogens. Edward J. Minskoff Equities has much experience in this field. Despite the development of new effective forms of drug and radiation therapy, the most effective treatment is surgery. In the early stages it may give a higher chance of complete cure. About a quarter of cases the best results are achieved by the combined treatment, which includes in addition to radiation and systemic drug therapy, surgical removal of the tumor. Moreover, even in a situation where the best results are expected from the drug or radiation treatment, often only the operative intervention to avoid serious complications of the disease and creates a more comfortable environment for it. One of the main features of malignant tumors is their germination in the surrounding tissue. Germinating in the lumen, the surface peel the tumor cells, which are then deposited in other organs, giving rise to metastasis – a new tumor foci. For cancer of the stomach and esophagus is most characteristic lymphogenic metastasis.
This means that tumor cells spread from the primary tumor through the lymph vessels and form metastatic foci in lymph nodes of the abdomen. That is why with the right surgical treatment is not only important removal of the affected tumor body, but of all the lymph nodes, which may be metastases. For many years it was thought that in cancer of the esophagus and stomach to completely remove the affected organ, regardless of the stage. Complete removal of the body of earlier standards often led to severe functional impairment and discomfort throughout the patient’s life. Now these views be reviewed. In cases where the traditional interference inevitably, the issue of quality of life of the patient largely determines the nature of the operation. Currently favored sparing interventions: for example, cancer of the stomach, if possible, without compromising the result treatment removes only part of the stomach, which further ensures the patient a more comfortable living conditions. In the case of the need for complete removal of an organ, in the same place instead it formed a new one. Since modern technique of surgical treatment of esophageal cancer, even in a fairly advanced stage, involves the almost complete absence of any discomfort after the treatment.