Clinical review on precancerous lesions of gastric canaer treated with Chinese medicine
YANG Jin-xiang, WEI Yue, PENG Ji-sheng, HUANG Da-wei, AN Jing (Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in China and has the highest incidence and mortality, which is a serious threat to people’s health and life safety. Precancerous lesions of gastric cancer(PLGC) are kind of pathological changes being easily transformed into cancer. The paper expounded the cognition of TCM on PLGC from the angles of etiology, pathogenesis, classification, views of different schools, disease differentiation and treatment. The authors thought that PLGC are the syndrome of deficiency in the root and excess in the tip. The deficiency in the root shows as spleen-stomach qi deficiency and/or spleen-stomach yin deficiency, and excess in the tip shows as blood stasis in stomach collateral and toxin damaging stomach collateral. The syndrome differentiation and treatment divides PLGC into three to five types. Different TCM physicians have various opinions and select various medicinals for treating the disease according its specific pathological changes. The problems existing in the research on PLGC were analyzed and future studies were prospected in the paper.