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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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