Stomach Cancer Solicitors - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Lawyers

Our solicitors specialise in personal injury litigation and deal with medical negligence compensation claims using a no win no fee agreement. Your stomach cancer solicitor only gets paid if the case is won and we obtain compensation on your behalf. If you lose your case, you pay no legal fees. Our stomach cancer solicitors provide legal advice at no cost to victims of medical negligence.

Our medical negligence solicitors have offices situated in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Sydney. Do yourself justice - give us a call.

Stomach Cancer

Given the advancements in the fields of medicine and oncology, it is now possible to effectively treat, and cure, many types of cancer. Even in cases where the disease cannot be cured, the patients quality of life can be greatly improved. Treatment and recovery, however, depend on the early detection of the disease. If you think that your condition has worsened as a result of medical negligence, contact our stomach cancer solicitors for advice at no cost.

Failure to diagnose in a timely manner are the claims most frequently handled by stomach cancer medical negligence solicitors. When stomach cancer is not diagnosed in a timely manner, it cannot be treated as effectively. The patients suffering, as well as their financial hardship, will be increased. If medical negligence is responsible for the delayed diagnosis, then the patient may have a claim for financial compensation.

Each year in Australia, more than 1,000 people will be diagnosed with stomach cancer which is one of the most difficult types of cancer to detect. In the early stages, the patient often exhibits no symptoms. Even if symptoms are present, they are so vague that many people simply ignore them. Common symptoms of stomach cancer include :-

  • abdominal pain or discomfort
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • bloating after meals
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • blood in the vomit or stool
  • loss of appetite

There are a number of different ways that a physician can test for stomach cancer. After considering the patients medical history, the doctor may use any of the following diagnostic tools to look for stomach cancer :-

    Fecal occult blood test: This test is used to check for the hidden presence of blood in the stool.

    X-rays: Before the x-rays of the oesophagus and stomach are taken, the patient must consume a barium solution which is radio opaque and outlines the stomach on x-rays.

    Endoscopy: An endoscopy involves inserting a thin, lighted tube called a gastroscope into the stomach through the patients throat. If abnormal tissue is detected, it is removed for further examination.

Stomach cancer is difficult to treat if it is not found in its early stages before the malignant cells have had a chance to spread. Common treatments for stomach cancer include :-

    Surgery is the most common method of treating stomach cancer. This specific type of surgery is known as a gastrectomy.

    Stomach cancer can also be treated with chemotherapy. With chemotherapy, drugs are used to the kill cancerous cells.

    Radiation therapy is a treatment that makes use of high-energy rays in order to prevent malignant cells from continuing to grow or spread.

    Biological therapy, also sometimes referred to as immunotherapy, is a treatment that helps the patients immune system attack and destroy cancerous cells.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here