logo gastro clinic


Stomach Cancer Treatment in Jaipur

Stomach cancer, medically known as gastric cancer, typically originates in the inner lining of the stomach. As the disease progresses, cancer cells infiltrate deeper into the stomach walls. While stomach cancer is prevalent globally, it is relatively uncommon in the United States. Early-stage stomach cancer often does not present common symptoms such as unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain.

What is stomach cancer (gastric cancer)?

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells within the stomach. This type of cancer can develop in various locations within the stomach.  Approximately 95% of stomach cancer cases begin in the lining of the stomach and tend to progress slowly over time. When left untreated, it has the potential to form a mass or tumor and penetrate deeper into the walls of the stomach. Additionally, there is a risk that the tumor may spread to adjacent organs such as the liver and pancreas.


What are the signs and symptoms of stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer typically remains asymptomatic during its early stages. Even the most prevalent initial indicators of stomach cancer, such as unexplained weight loss and stomach discomfort, tend to manifest only when the cancer has progressed significantly.

Common symptoms of stomach cancer encompass:

  • Decreased appetite.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Fatigue or weakness.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Heartburn and indigestion.
  • Dark or bloody stools or vomiting blood.
  • The sensation of bloating or excess gas after eating.
  • Stomach pain, frequently located above your navel.
  • Persistent feeling of fullness even after consuming a small meal or snack.

What causes stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, typically develops over a long period and is influenced by a combination of factors. While the exact cause of stomach cancer is not always clear, several risk factors have been identified:

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Infection

This bacterium is a major risk factor for stomach cancer. It can cause chronic inflammation in the stomach lining.


A diet high in salty, smoked, or pickled foods, as well as a low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, is associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer.

Tobacco and Alcohol

Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption have been linked to a higher risk of stomach cancer.

Family History

A family history of stomach cancer or certain inherited gene mutations can increase your susceptibility to the disease.

Age and Gender

Stomach cancer is more common in older adults, with the risk increasing as you age. Men are also more likely to develop stomach cancer than women.

Pernicious Anemia

Individuals with pernicious anemia, a condition that affects the absorption of vitamin B12, may be at a higher risk.

Previous Stomach Surgery

People who have had stomach surgery to treat other conditions may have an increased risk of stomach cancer.

Occupational Exposures

Certain occupational exposures to chemicals, such as those in the rubber and coal industries, may contribute to a higher risk.

What are the risk factors associated with gastric cancer?

Gastric cancer develops when cells in the stomach lining undergo mutations and become cancerous. Although the precise causes of these cell mutations are not fully understood, there are several diseases and lifestyle choices that can substantially elevate the risk of developing gastric cancer, including:

  • Indigestion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dysphagia
  • Postprandial fullness
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Melena or pallor from anaemia
  • Hematemesis


In order to evaluate the likelihood of gastric cancer, our physician will review your medical history to identify any risk factors associated with stomach cancer. If there is suspicion of gastric cancer, they will prescribe a range of tests to exclude other digestive issues and confirm the diagnosis. These tests may encompass:

Physical examination

To check for lumps or abnormalities in the abdominal area.

Imaging tests

To identify the tumor and determine its size and growth.

Upper GI series test

In which the patient consumes a fluid that makes the tumor show up more clearly on X-rays.


To check the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum for any abnormalities by inserting an endoscope through the mouth.

How is stomach cancer treated?

The treatment for gastric cancer is determined by factors such as the cancer's location, stage, and extent. Following a thorough assessment of potential complications and the patient's preferences, our medical professionals recommend the most suitable treatment approach for gastric cancer, which may encompass: 


We offer the following surgical procedures for gastric cancer treatment:

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection: This procedure involves the use of specialized tools passed through an endoscope to remove precancerous polyps from the digestive tract. It targets the tumor on the inner lining of the stomach.
  • Subtotal Gastrectomy: In cases where cancer is diagnosed, we perform a subtotal gastrectomy. This involves the removal of a portion of the stomach, including surrounding affected tissues.
  • Total Gastrectomy: For advanced gastric cancers, a total gastrectomy is recommended. This procedure entails the complete removal of the stomach, including the tumor.
  • Esophagogastrectomy: When tumors are located in the gastroesophageal junction, an esophagogastrectomy is performed. This surgical intervention entails the removal of the stomach while connecting the esophagus to the small intestine to ensure proper food passage through the digestive system.

Other Therapy

  • Radiation Therapy: Following surgery, our radiation oncologist employs radiation to target and damage any remaining cancer cells, enhancing the chances of complete eradication. Radiation therapy can also be combined with chemotherapy to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Chemotherapy: Our medical team administers a set of anticancer drugs designed to halt cancer cells’ ability to replicate and reduce the risk of recurrence. These drugs are absorbed more readily by cancer cells than healthy ones, slowing down their growth. Chemotherapy can be administered in various forms, including tablets, capsules, injections, or through peripheral or central lines.
Looking For Stomach Cancer Treatment in Jaipur?

Book an appointment with Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay
(The Best Stomach Cancer Treatmentin Jaipur)

Why Choose Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay for Stomach Cancer Treatment in Jaipur?

Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay is a highly recommended choice for stomach cancer treatment in Jaipur for several reasons:

dr rating icon


Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay is a highly experienced and skilled oncologist specializing in the treatment of stomach cancer. His extensive knowledge and expertise make him well-equipped to provide the best possible care.


Comprehensive Approach

Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay takes a comprehensive approach to stomach cancer treatment. He not only focuses on relieving immediate symptoms but also addresses the underlying causes of indigestion.

dr rating icon

Advanced Treatment Options

Dr. Vijay is known for staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cancer treatment. He offers a wide range of advanced treatment options, ensuring that patients have access to the most effective therapies available.

dr appointment icon

Positive Patient Feedback

Dr. Kapileshwer Vijay has garnered positive feedback from numerous patients who have sought stomach cancer treatment. Patients appreciate his expertise, personalized care, and successful outcomes, which further establish his reputation as a trusted gastroenterologist.

FAQs About Indigestion


The most significant risk factor for stomach cancer is infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. This bacterium is known to increase the risk of developing stomach cancer substantially. Other risk factors include a family history of stomach cancer, smoking, and dietary factors, such as consuming a diet high in smoked, pickled, or salty foods.

Yes, stomach cancer can go undetected, especially in its early stages when symptoms may be mild or absent. Regular medical check-ups and screening tests can help in detecting stomach cancer at an early and more treatable stage.


The duration that stomach cancer can go undetected varies from person to person. In some cases, it may remain undetected for months or even years, especially if symptoms are subtle or easily attributed to other common conditions. Early detection is crucial for better treatment outcomes, so any persistent symptoms should be evaluated promptly by a healthcare professional.

After stomach cancer surgery, you can expect a recovery period that includes a hospital stay, pain management, and a gradual return to a regular diet. The specifics of your recovery will depend on the type and extent of surgery performed. Some individuals may require ongoing dietary modifications or follow-up treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

The side effects of stomach cancer treatment can vary based on the type of treatment used. Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss (with chemotherapy), changes in appetite, and digestive issues. Radiation therapy can cause skin changes in the treated area. Your healthcare team will discuss potential side effects with you and provide strategies to manage them.