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Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a form of cancer that starts in the stomach. The early-stage of stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms, therefore making it difficult to detect early. The signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include:

  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel
  • A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating a small meal
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, with or without blood
  • Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)  

These symptoms also indicate less severe conditions, such as a stomach virus or an ulcer. They may also occur with other types of cancer. If you experience these symptoms, you should contact us to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

 

 

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