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what are the symptoms for stomach cancer?

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
Pathology 46 years experience
Not specific: Stomach cancer is a problem to diagnose early because there are few symptoms early. Otherwise, there can be nausea, weight loss, blood in stool, abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, loss of appetite are some non-specific symptoms. There are not specific symptoms of stomach cancer. If you have any of these, please see your doctor. Early diagnosis is key in stomach cancer.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Sometimes none: No symptoms usually - late include ulcer type w pain, bleeding ( slow) and a sense of fullness.
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 20 years experience
Stomach cancer: Cancer of the stomach or gastric cancer is not very common. It can present with anemia, nausea, vomiting, black stools, decreased appetite and weight loss. Sometimes no symptoms are present.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Varies: Early disease typically has no symptoms. Most symptoms of gastric cancer reflect advanced disease. Patients may complain of non-specific symptoms like indigestion, nausea or vomiting. More concerning symptoms are difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, melena, hematemesis, and weight loss.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Late: Weight loss early fullness-satiety pain may be ate or not at all until invades other things bad actor! endoscopy or x-ray with contrast to identify.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Early stage none: In curable early stages no symptoms, gastric ca is uncommon in west routine screenings are not done, in japan where it is common is detected by gastric cytology and endoscopy results are superior. When symptoms of dyspepsia, nausea, pains bleeding, obstruction appear the disease is advanced.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Little or none: The symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers can be none or very little. Maybe vomiting blood, anemia. Maybe upper abdominal vague discomfort, and not wanting to eat maybe weight loss with cancer. Would need endoscopy & biopsy to tell.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
I do not know: Please tell us your symptoms and we can possibly provide you some insight.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
What symptoms?: You have not told us what symptoms you have and for how long. Stomach cancer is not common at all in your age group, many other illnesses are more likely. Please ask again and give more details.
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Not many: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy.

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Ulceration: most stomach cancers have been shown related to helicobacter pylori. It has shifted the lesion from prepyloric to cardioesphageal in nature. The organism causes ulceration which heals by bringing bone stem cells to repair damagte and then the bug toxins converts to stem cells to malignant stem cells progressing to adenocarcinoma. The lesions then bleed, ulcerate and can obstruct.

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