- A woman with stomach pain and yellow eyes was diagnosed with cancer.
- Doctors wrote in their report that the eyes turn yellow “rarely” is the first symptom of stomach cancer.
- Early symptoms of stomach cancer include: bloating after eating, palpitations and loss of appetite.
It turned out that a woman with yellow eyes has reached the highest level Stomach cancer It killed her, according to a report.
The 52-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, had been suffering from abdominal pain for three weeks and the whites of her eyes had turned yellow, doctors said in the report. It was published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science On December 13.
She was sick, losing weight, had no appetite and felt more tired than usual, wrote doctors working in the US and India.
Yellow eyes are a sign of advanced stomach cancer
A series of tests revealed that the woman had stomach cancer called gastric adenocarcinoma. It had grown so large that it was compressing the tube that carries digestive juices between the stomach and the small intestine.
The blockage causes a build-up of bilirubin, a yellow substance that turns the woman’s eyes yellow. Gallstones and an inflamed pancreas can also block the duct, causing yellow eyes and skin.
The doctors report that yellow eyes are “rarely” the first symptoms of stomach cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, Yellowing of the eyes and skin can be a sign of advanced stomach cancer, which can also cause: blood in the blood, unexplained weight loss, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.
Early symptoms of the disease include: bloating after eating, heart palpitations and loss of appetite.
Gastric cancer accounts for 1.5% of all new cancers diagnosed in the US each year. American Cancer Society. People are diagnosed at an average age of 68, and it’s more common in men than women, he says.
Treatment depends on how far the cancer has spread
According to the National Cancer Institute, treatment options and how long a person with stomach cancer lives depends on how far the cancer has spread and the person’s overall health. In this case, the woman has other health problems High blood pressure And type 2 Diabetes.
Doctors treated the woman with surgery to relieve her symptoms but did not find a cure, which is called palliative surgery. The cancer had spread to her colon and could not be removed by surgery.
The woman was discharged home after the operation but refused further chemotherapy and died two months later, according to the report.
In the year Around 26,380 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed in 2022, and around 11,090 people will die from it. Estimates of the American Cancer Society.