Harder to prevent gastric cancer from growing resistance to antibiotics


Doctors in Korea say… it’s becoming more
difficult to effectively treat the Helicobacter py-lori infection,… the strongest known
risk factor for gastric cancer. A medical team at the Asan Medical Center
in Seoul said Tuesday,… that of the 4-hundred patients that have been given antibiotics
to treat H. py-lori… since last year,.. only 68-percent of them saw the bacteria have
been eradicated. This is about 20-percent lower than 15 years
ago. The medical team attribute the decrease…
to the bacteria’s growing resistance to one of the two key antibiotics used to treat it.
Gastric cancer, or stomach cancer, is second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.

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