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What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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In brief: 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. Maybe weight loss with cancer. Would need endoscopy & biopsy to tell the difference.

In brief: 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. Maybe weight loss with cancer. Would need endoscopy & biopsy to tell the difference.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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