Abdominal cancers or gastrointestinal cancers make up six out of top ten cancer deaths in the whole world. They include cancers of the esophagus (foodpipe), stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder & bile ducts, colon & rectum and appendix. The most important factor on which final survival of these patients depend is the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Earlier the stage better is the outcome and overall survival. Ironically majority of patients present quite late in the course of their disease thus having a late stage disease. This happens because mostly people are not aware about which symptoms to look for as the sign of early cancer.
Following are the signs which we should be careful about and in case they are there we must see the specialist.
If any of these alone or in combination were there for more than 2-3 weeks you must see the specialist who deals with gastrointestinal diseases.
BARIATRIC SURGERY: BENEFITS AND RISKS
Bariatric surgery is done laparoscopically to treat the problem of morbid obesity. This is the only method which can offer significant and sustainable weight loss in addition to the reversal of the metabolic problems like type II diabetes.
To conclude all the risks associated with bariatric surgery are hardly significant in comparison to the risk associated with the disease of morbid obesity.
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