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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Gastroscopic biopsy: Final diagnosis is made after gatroscopic biopsy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually endoscopy.: Patients with suspicious symptoms are usually referred to a gastroenterologist, who performs an endoscopy. The patient takes sedation medicine, and then the doctor inserts a flexible camera into the stomach and looks for cancer. A piece of the tumor is removed which confirms the cancer diagnosis. Other tests can suggest stomach cancer too.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Upper endoscopy : This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances.

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