After an operation of stomach cancer, removal of a part of the digestive organ, or its complete resection, it seems to many people that no treatment now being conducted can produce good predictions and there will never be an opportunity to return to a previous, active and quality life. That the consequence of this surgical intervention will always be dependence on a strict diet and the multiple deprivations that await in the habitual way of life.
This opinion is completely wrong. If in the very first months after the stomach cancer removal surgery to behave appropriately and observe some simple rules, as well as follow all the recommendations of a specialist for prescribed preventive treatment and not allow violations in the diet, in the near future it will be possible to return to full-fledged existence. Many patients are interested in what behavior will be most correct in life after a stomach cancer surgery, and whether it is possible to participate in domestic chores, or is it necessary to comply with bed rest?
Postoperative period of stomach cancer
After an operation has been performed to remove the whole digestive organ, or part of it, the patient needs to make every effort to start a full life as soon as possible, although at first this seems an impossible task. The most basic thing that he needs to tune in is how to be more attentive to his health:
- Regular observations from an oncologist;
- Timely calls to specialists about the aggravation of any disease, which is completely unrelated to the resection of the stomach;
- After this operation to remove a cancerous tumor, it is advisable to undergo examinations with a therapist;
- An obligatory condition is also the adherence to a special strict diet.
This will prevent the development of any consequences that may arise in other systems and organs of his body. Postoperative period in stomach cancer many experts consider as important as the surgical intervention itself. Also, for the most favorable prognosis after the operation of stomach cancer, the patient's desire is also necessary to not only overcome a serious ailment, but start a full life without fear of any consequences of the disease.
Most likely, in the postoperative period, the help of a dietitian will be needed, which will help to select the necessary nutrition and constantly advise on all emerging nuances. This is necessary for the reason that after the operation of stomach cancer the patient completely changes all eating habits.
In addition, the selection of a special diet is very individual, and is conducted for the most part according to the sensations of the person, and on the susceptibility of his organism to these or other products. Also, after an operation of stomach cancer has been performed, its consequences for a long period may become such specific symptoms as:
- Frequent abdominal pain and digestive disorders;
- Morning vomiting and frequent diarrhea;
- Feeling of constant stomach overflow.
In the treatment of them after surgery to remove a cancerous stomach tumor, especially when a digestive organ was resected, also the support and advice of a nutritionist for the selection of adequate nutrition is also necessary so that the above consequences do not violate the patient's quality of life.
What is the survival with cancer after stomach resection?
After the patient has been diagnosed with cancer of the main digestive organ and an operation is ordered to partially or completely remove it, the main question for him is how much time he has left. It's no secret that every person has an imminent surgical intervention on this occasion causing real horror, which does not allow even to think about that if the predictions of removal as a whole stomach, affected by a cancerous tumor, and its parts were so disappointing as it seems, thenOncologists did not offer this method of treatment.
As with many other malignant neoplasms, survival after surgery on the main digestive organ is now completely dependent on the stage at which the disease is located. The best predictions in patients with stage I, in which the probability of death is only 20%, and 70% of patients expect full recovery after surgery.
Since the stomach cancer at the very beginning of its development does not show any signs, those people who are at risk due to inflammatory pathologies of the digestive tract should not neglect regular diagnostic studies and consultations of specialists. The earlier the development of a malignant tumor is detected and the appropriate treatment is started, the greater the patient's chances of further full-fledged life without any consequences.