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What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

Vague Symptoms, Yes: Stomach cancer may cause pain, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or anemia, usually in people over age 60. This is similar to the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. If these symptoms do not get better with medication, a gastroenterologist will look into the stomach with a flexible camera and take a biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Usually not: As stomach cancer goes with low acid in the stomach. Hunger pains is usually associated with high acid output. So if anything wrong it coukd be that you have high acid in the stomach. Check for ulcer. See if it bother you too much a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

Non specific: Burping is a sign of life! gas buildup from ingestion of air, from certain food and stomach digestants, and over ingestion can all stimulate burping. In some cultures it is highly encouraged to signal to the host a fine meal! esophageal or gastric cancer patients, particularly if they have gastroesophageal reflux(gerd) may belch a lot but that is not specific to cancer. ...Read more

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I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

Reflux: This is likely a sign of some sort of indigestion or reflux. You can try anti-acid such as Pepcid to see if symptoms get better. You should also consult with your doctor as you may need upper endoscopy for direct visualization of your stomach. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?  What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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What are rare causes of poor appetite in.A 22 year old? Colon.Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

Several: Numerous causes for loss of appetite several diseases , several medications from cold to cancer , some one 22 yr old with no other symptoms , only thing that causes is anxiety and depression, most common in young.You are only 22 don't think of cancers , enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be obvious if you had stomach cancer?

Do you think it could be obvious if you had stomach cancer?

Not necessarily.: Stomach cancers can grow for months or years before causing symptoms. Some symptoms are early satiety (feeling full after eating only a small amount), stomach pain, abdominal pain, weight loss. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting stomach cancer nowadays?

What are my chances of getting stomach cancer nowadays?

About 1:120 life tim: The overall incidence of stomach cancer in the United States has declined in the past 75 years. It is estimated that in 2011, 21, 520 americans will be diagnosed with stomach cancer and 10, 340 will die of this disease. Approximately 1 in 114 men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of the stomach during their lifetime; most people diagnosed with stomach cancer are over 65 years of age. ...Read more

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Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Very low, but......: Just based on age alone, the risk for stomach cancer is very low. However, other factors such as family history, tobacco use (of any type), alcohol use, consumption of spicy foods, and certain environmental/industrial exposures may increase your risk. See your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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