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Dr. Robert D. Fusco, Medical Director    
Cancer of the Stomach

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Stomach Cancer
 
This 59 year old nurse had no stomach complaints, but was found to be anemic during a routine physical exam. Many women are a little anemic during their menstrual years, but anemia is not expected after menopause. Tests were done to find the cause of her anemia. Colon cancer was suspected, but a colonoscopy exam was normal. This small stomach cancer was found during a gastroscopy exam. She required surgery and chemotherapy but survived. It was a good thing she had a blood test to check for anemia during her routine physical exam. This just shows the value of routine maintenance....

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