Stomach or gastric cancer is the growth of malignant cells in the inner lining or wall of the stomach. Stomach cancer patients are generally older, and smoking and poor diet are among the risk factor for this cancer. Treatments for stomach cancer include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and antibiotics.
Stomach cancer can be treated abroad in a number of countries such as Mexico, India, South Korea, Turkey and more. One treatment for stomach cancer that is much more inexpensive for the medical tourist is radical gastrectomy, a procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the stomach. When stomach cancer is detected early, survival rates following a gastrectomy can be as high as 80 to 90 percent. South Korea has a particularly strong record in treatment of stomach cancer.