Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a malignant tumor in the lining of the stomach. Stomach cancers are classified according to the type of tissue from which they originate.

The most common type of stomach cancer is Adenocarcinoma, which starts in the glandular tissue of the stomach and accounts for 90% to 95% of all stomach cancers.

Early Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite

Advanced Symptoms

  • Discomfort in the upper or middle part of the abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Vomiting or vomiting blood
  • Weight loss
  • Pain or bloating in the stomach after eating
  • Weakness or fatigue associated with mild anemia

Diagnosis

To diagnose stomach cancer, your physician will perform an upper endoscopy. If irregularities are found, a biopsy will be taken and sent to the lab for testing. Once diagnosed, determining the stage of the stomach cancer is the next step.

Learn more about Endoscopy

Treatment

Treatment options for stomach cancer vary depending on the stage of your cancer.

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