Symptoms of stomach cancer in children - Doctor answers
Daughter had egd with abnormal mucosa and nodules in stomach. What is the possible diagnosis? Also how common is stomach cancer in children?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen (epigastric), vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses.
Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more
Feeling full quickly:
Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer may include:
•feeling bloated after eating
•feeling full after eating small amounts of food
•heartburn that is severe and persistent
•indigestion that is severe and unrelenting
•nausea that is persistent and unexplained
•vomiting that is persistent
•weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more
Vague and subtle: Early fullness with meals (satiety), heartburn, sometimes difficulty swallowing if tumor is at top of stomach, black or dark stools, vague sense of enlargement or fullness just below breastbone, fatigue, decreased energy, muscle wasting or weakness, loss of taste for meat, craving ice, lack of interest in food, nausea, "indigestion." These are all vague, caused by many things, which means dx late ...Read more
Wide range from...:
None at all to: nausea, vomiting, persistent indigestion, pain anywhere in abdomen/pelvis, poor appetite, weight loss, bleeding from above or below, back pain, urinary complaints, fever, abdominal distension/bloat; jaundice (eyes turn yellow); other.
Unlikely to occur in a 25 year old ...Read more
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
What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?
Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read more
Lower back pain and acidity are these a symptoms of stomach cancer? I am too afraid. .. No other symptoms
feeling bloated after eating
feeling full after eating small amounts of food
heartburn that is severe and persistent
indigestion that is severe and unrelenting
nausea that is persistent and unexplained
vomiting that is persistent
weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more