Helicobacter pylori Screening to Prevent Gastric Cancer: anEconomical Analysis for a Tropical Developing Country


Gastric cancer is an important gastrointestinal carcinoma. Presently, it is accepted that the strongest etiologicalrelationship is with Helicobacter pylori infection. Screening for the bacterium thus becomes an issue for discussionin gastric cancer prevention. Here, the author covers the use of H. pylori screening as a strategy based on aneconomical analysis in the scenario of a tropical developing country.