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Stomach Cancer Diagnosis When you go to your blood

November 23, 2022

When you go to your gastroenterology appointment, the doctor will ask about your health and perform a thorough physical examination and request blood and stool samples test

Endoscopy with Biopsy Endoscopy is the m ost reliable and accurate test for gastrointestinal conditions, especially ones in the inner lining of the stomach and small intestines. Advanced endoscopic techniques lead to earlier detection of gastric cancer, which means th e cancer is easier to treat.

Endoscopy is the most reliable and accurate test for gastrointestinal conditions, especially ones in the inner lining of the stomach and small intestines. Advanced endoscopic tcopic techniques lead to earlier detection of gastric cancer, which means the cancer is easier to treat. 
echniques lead to earlier detection of gastric cancer, which means the cancer is easier to treat. 

An endoscope is a thin, lighted tube with a tiny camera at its tip. Your doctor can see the back of your mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach and parts of the small intestine on a screen. During an endoscopy:

  • You lie on your left side.
  • You receive anesthesia so you will be very relaxed or asleep throughout the procedure.
  • The practitioner guides the endoscope through your mouth, down your throat and into your stomach.
  • The endoscope shows the inner lining of your stomach, as well as your mouth, pharynx (voice box) and esophagus.
  • Your doctor performs a biopsy, which is removing a small part of tissue and sending it to a lab for tests. Biopsy results help the doctor make a diagnosis.

You may have another endoscopy after your diagnosis to establish the extent of the cancer, which helps your doctor decide on which treatments and follow-ups are appropriate for you.