Gastric cancer or stomach cancer affects one part of the stomach before spreading to the rest of the stomach. On its advanced stages, gastric cancer spreads to the lymph nodes, the oesophagus, the lungs and the liver. The causes include Helicobacter pylori infection, preservatives, especially nitrosamines, in processed foods, excessive alcohol intake, and obesity. The symptoms include vomiting, bleeding, weight loss, swelling of the abdomen, bloating of the stomach and constipation.
Stomach cancer affects people who are over 55 years (Kapoor 40). This is the ageing generation who have retired from working life and have a lot of free time. With their children who have already moved out of the homes, this old generation has a lot of money at its disposal. They engage in self indulging habits like abuse of alcohol and eating red meat with excessive fat, smoking of tobacco and they do not exercise to keep physically fit (Sung 5).
Humans in their old age should find hobbies to occupy themselves. These hobbies should be constructive activities to encourage people to work hard instead of being idle and self–indulging. They should also learn to cook and eat home food instead of eating excessive processed foods like red meat, pickled vegetables, salted fish and meat because of the preservatives and excessive fats in these foods which cause stomach cancer (Buckland 268). Neither should they engage in tobacco smoking since studies have shown that, cancer infections increase from 40% for normal smokers to 82% for heavy smokers (Trédaniel 124). Humans should also limit their alcohol consumption or drop the habit entirely.
Humans should only eat healthy foods like roughage, fruits, vitamins and minerals to boost their immune system. They should also keep fit by doing cardio-vascular exercises, which encourage blood circulation in the body. The divorcees should seek therapy services if stressed.
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