Gastrointestinal Cancer

Stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. Also called gastric cancer, this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose because most people typically don’t show symptoms in the earlier stages.

What causes stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer occurs when normally healthy cells within the upper digestive system become cancerous and grow out of control, forming a tumor. This process happens slowly. Stomach cancer tends to develop over many years.

  • Symptoms of stomach cancer:

    Some of the most common symptoms of advanced stomach cancer are:

    • nausea and vomiting
    • frequent heartburn
    • loss of appetite, sometimes accompanied by sudden weight loss
    • constant bloating
    • early satiety (feeling full after eating only a small amount)
    • bloody stools
    • jaundice
    • excessive fatigue
    • stomach pain, which may be worse after meal

  • Treating stomach cancer

    Traditionally, stomach cancer is treated with one or more of the following:

    • chemotherapy
    • radiation therapy
    • surgery
    • immunotherapy, such as vaccines and medication

    Your exact treatment plan will depend on the origin and stage of the cancer. Age and overall health can also play a role.

    Aside from treating cancer cells in the stomach, the goal of treatment is to prevent the cells from spreading. Stomach cancer, when left untreated, may spread to the:

    • lungs
    • lymph nodes
    • bones
    • liver

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