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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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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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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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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 (famotidine) 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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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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What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

See below: Some symptoms of stomach cancer are vomiting, vomiting blood, early satiety (feeling full), stomach pain, feeling a mass, weight loss, and unexplained low grade fever. Spicy food does not cause it. ...Read more

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What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

What to do if i'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

Gastroscopy: Usually stomach cancer is associated with symptoms. Either bleeding from the ulcerating lesion associated with the early form of tumor, some evidence of obstruction when the lesion, now rare is in the prepyloric area or swallowing problems when related to the upper stomach, cardio-esophageal region. In any of the cases when a question of some pathology arises, a gastroscopy/biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer !?

What do you suggest if i'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer !?

MD: Stomach cancer is not terribly common in the us but it can happen so why don't you visit your doc and ask him/her about it? Maybe you need an upper endoscopy. Worrying will not help, just do it. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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