At Redmond Regional, you can rest assured that our focus is on you. To show our commitment to our community, we have provided tools to help you and your family live happier and healthier lives. These resources include an in-depth health library and numerous calculators that will help answer everyday health questions.
The more you know about your health, the better prepared you are to make informed healthcare decisions. Our health library gives you the information you need to take charge of your health.
Screening is a way to evaluate people without symptoms to determine if they are at risk for cancer or have already developed cancer.
At this time, there are no official screening guidelines for stomach cancer. Testing is only recommended for people who are experiencing symptoms suggestive of this cancer. People who smoke or drink large amounts of alcohol, however, should be advised to stop, and informed of their greatly increased risk of stomach cancer and other serious diseases.
However, endoscopic screening or upper gastrointestinal imaging is standard for those >50 years old in countries of high incidence (eg, Japan).
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.