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Gastroenterol Nurs. 2006 May-Jun;29(3):232-6; quiz 236-8.

Diffuse gastric cancer.

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School of Nursing, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand. annfra@actrix.co.nz

Abstract

Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths around the world. This article provides an overview of gastric cancer using a unique case study involving a New Zealand Maori family genetically predisposed to diffuse gastric cancer. The pathophysiology of diffuse gastric cancer, including prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment, along with important patient considerations is highlighted.

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