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My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital
Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)
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If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you. Your treatment options depend on several factors, including your overall health, the stage of your cancer, your age, and your personal preference. Stomach cancer may be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy.
Surgery for stomach cancer is performed to remove all of the stomach cancer and some of the surrounding healthy tissue, your doctor may remove early-stage tumors from the lining of your stomach, remove a portion of your stomach (subtotal gastrectomy), remove your entire stomach (total gastrectomy), and remove lymph nodes to look for cancer. All of these surgeries are performed under general anesthetic. With chemotherapy, a drug is used to kill cancer cells, while with radiation therapy, high-powered energy beams are used to kill cancer. Your doctor may also recommend targeted therapy or immunotherapy, which uses targeted drugs or your own immune system to fight cancer.
After surgery, you will need to stay in the hospital for three to eight days and stay in South Africa for seven to fourteen additional days after you are discharged. If you undergo immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted therapy, your length of stay depends on how many cycles are needed for your specific case.
The total recovery time until you can return to your normal routine may take several months, but you should be able to return to work within 4-6 weeks. If you only have therapy, you should be able to return to most of your activities when you do not experience any symptoms that interfere with your ability to perform your duties.
You need to adjust to a new diet after the surgery so make sure to talk to a dietitian about what to eat. Regular exercise is really important to keep your body healthy, you can start walking as soon as you can. Make sure to schedule follow-up checkups with your doctor to monitor your condition and you may do this with your local doctor at home or your doctor in South Africa.
Treatment for stomach cancer is known to be effective, but the success rate varies depending on how early the treatment is performed as well as the stage of cancer. The side effects and risks of stomach cancer treatment, which include infection, bleeding, damage to other organs, problems with anesthetic, hair loss, and fatigue.
If you prefer not to undergo treatment or too frail for any type of treatment, you should consult with your doctor and cancer team on the best alternative for you. In some cases, surgery to relieve only the signs and symptoms is recommended.
Stomach cancer causes symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, pain, vomiting, and fatigue that may interfere with your daily life. It is also dangerous and it can spread to other organs. After the surgery, you should no longer experience any symptoms and you can return to your normal life.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.