Upper endoscopy is an important procedure used for the detection and diagnosis of gastric cancer and should be performed on patients presenting with symptoms suspicious for gastric cancer, per European Society for Medical Oncology Clinical Practice guidelines. Upper endoscopy allows for direct visualization of the gastric mucosa and for biopsies to be obtained for diagnosing gastric cancer. Compared with other screening methods, endoscopy has the highest rate of detecting gastric cancer.
CT, endoscopic ultrasound, and laparoscopy are used to stage gastric cancer.
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Cite this: Daniel Catenacci. Fast Five Quiz: Gastric Cancer - Medscape - Aug 23, 2022.