Stomach Cancer

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Also known as: gastric cancer
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A cancer that develops from the inner lining of the stomach. It causes bloating stomach pain, difficulty in swallowing, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weight loss.
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Urgent medical attention is usually recommended in severe cases by healthcare providers
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May be dangerous or life threatening
How common is condition?
Rare (Fewer than 200,000 cases per year in US)
Is condition treatable?
Treatable by a medical professional
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
Often requires lab test or imaging
Time taken for recovery
Can last several months or years
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Common for ages 50 and older
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More common in males
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Family history may increase likelihood
Source: Focus Medica . For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do you diagnose stomach cancer?

    What are the symptoms:

    • a lump that you can see or feel
    • blockage or discharge from the nose
    • changes in swallowing
    • changes in hearing
    • swollen eye
    • pain in the stomach
    • difficulty passing stools
    • blood in your pee
    • vaginal discharge
    • needing to pee more often

    How do I know if I have stomach cancer?

    When stomach cancer does cause signs and symptoms, they can include:

    • Poor appetite.
    • Weight loss (without trying)
    • Abdominal (belly) pain.
    • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel.
    • Feeling full after eating only a small meal.
    • Heartburn or indigestion.
    • Nausea.
    • Vomiting, with or without blood.

    What are facts about stomach cancer?

    The common symptoms include:

    • unintended weight loss and lack of appetite
    • pain in the area of the stomach (abdominal pain)
    • vague discomfort in the abdomen, often above the navel
    • a sense of fullness just below the chest bone after eating a small meal
    • heartburn, indigestion, or ulcer-type symptoms
    • nausea
    • vomiting, with or without blood
    • swelling of the abdomen

    What are the leading causes of stomach cancer?

    • Adenocarcinomas -- the most common -- start in the glandular stomach lining.
    • Lymphomas develop from lymphocytes, a type of blood cell involved in the immune system.
    • Sarcomas involve the connective tissue (muscle, fat, or blood vessels).
    • Other types include carcinoid, small cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

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