Helicobacter Pylori Infection And Gastric Cancer: Is It Our National Problem?

Authors

  • M Mizanur Rahman Former Professor Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Shahjadul Alam Assistant Professor Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Abu Mohammad Khaled Iqbal Assistant Registrar Casualty Surgery, Comilla Medical College, Comilla
  • Md Monoar Hossain Assistant Professor Surgical Oncology, Khulna Medical College, Khulna
  • Abu Mohammad Kawser Sarker Assistant Professor Surgery, Aichi Medical College, Uttara, Dhaka
  • Monjurul Islam Assistant Registrar Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v36i2.36069

Keywords:

H pylori, Infection, Gastric cancer

Abstract

Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. In Bangladesh it ranks a leading position among the cancers patients. A large body of evidence supports a causal role of Helicobacter pylori in the majority of gastric malignancies. Scientists throughout the world explored and reached to the understanding about the pathogenesis of their relationship, but much remains to be learned. Moreover, because of the high prevalence of infection, the lack of definitive trials, and the challenges of H. pylori treatment, there remains a debate regarding the consensus on the role of routine screening and treatment of this infection to prevent cancer. This article reviews the current knowledge on H. pylori and its role for gastric cancer, present status of Bangladesh and a recommendation for reduction of the infectivity among the common population.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2018; 36(2): 70-76

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M Mizanur Rahman, Former Professor Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka



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Published

2018-05-10

How to Cite

Rahman, M. M., Alam, S., Iqbal, A. M. K., Hossain, M. M., Sarker, A. M. K., & Islam, M. (2018). Helicobacter Pylori Infection And Gastric Cancer: Is It Our National Problem?. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 36(2), 70–76. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v36i2.36069

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