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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-128

Care of patient with carcinoma stomach

1 Former Tutor, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Charge Nurse, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Nirmala Emmanuel
College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_128_20

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Gastric cancer is not caused by just a single factor but a combination of genetic, socio-cultural and environmental factors. Stomach cancer can have no outward signs and symptoms in its early stages to varied symptoms in the later stages. The mode of treatment is chosen based on how long one has had the disease or what the stage of the cancer is. After the diagnostic laparoscopy, the patient with the tumor deemed resectable undergoes gastrectomy, if deemed unresectable then undergoes chemotherapy. This paper outlines the nursing care of a patient Stomach cancer.

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