Sci 136 Stomach Cancer Outline

Stomach Cancer Outline
Elements of Health and Wellness SCI/ 163
July 9, 2012
Laura Ross

Week 3 Learning Team Outline
I. Stomach Cancer
II. Explanation of Stomach Cancer
A. Also called gastric cancer
B. Malignant tumor in stomach lining
C. Diagnosis decreased in last 60 years
D. 10,620 related deaths in 2009
E. Can be cured if detected early
F. Classified by the tissue of origination
G. Most common is adenocarcinoma
1. 90-95% of stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma
2. Starts in the glandular tissue
H. Lymphomas
1. Involve lymphatic system
2. Involve sarcomas or connective tissue
III. Causes and Risk Factors
A. Technically unknown
B. Stomach infection
C. Males are twice as likely
D. Not enough fruits and vegetables
E. Too much sodium
F. Chronic gastritis
G. Anemia
H. Gastric polyps
I. Family history
J. Smoking
K. Heavy drinking
L. Exposure to asbestos
IIII. Diagnosis Information
  A. Symptoms
  1. Poor appetite
  2. Weight loss
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Discomfort in abdomen above navel
  5. Getting full quickly
  6. Heartburn
  7. Indigestion
  8. Nausea
  9. Vomiting
      a. With or without blood
  10. Swollen abdomen
V. Treatment Options
A. Surgery
B. Removing some, most or all of stomach or lymph nodes
C. Chemotherapy
D. Radiation
IV. Prevention Options
  A. Do not smoke
  B. Treat stomach infections
  C. Healthy diet
  D. Dietary supplements
  E. Pay attention to symptoms

IIV. Key Environmental Risk Factors
  A. Causes or Contributors
  1. Exposures
      a. Dusts
      b. Molds
      c. Fumes
      d. Other environmental agents
  B. Smoking
  C. Diet
  D. Infections

IIIV. Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors
  A. Controllable

        1. Smoking

        2. Diet

            a. High salt intake

        3. High intake of preservatives

        4. Low intake of green leafy vegetables

  E. Uncontrollable...