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Symptoms of Stomach cancer

Symptoms of Stomach cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of stomach cancer can vary among individuals. Many people experience no symptoms at all in the early stages of stomach cancer. Symptoms of stomach cancer can also be vague and very similar to other diseases, disorders and conditions. These symptoms can include stomach pain or upper abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, bloating after eating a small amount of food, and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

Other symptoms include vomiting blood (hematemesis) and having black, tarry stools or frank blood in the stool (melana).

Complications of stomach cancer can be serious and life-threatening. These include pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis can develop if a tumor creates an obstruction of the pylorus, the connection between the stomach and the small intestine. Symptoms of pyloric stenosis include projectile vomiting.

Untreated and/or advanced stomach cancer can also grow and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, such as the lymphatic system and the liver, pancreas, and esophagus. Stomach cancer that has metastasized can eventually become fatal....more about Stomach cancer »

Symptoms of Stomach cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Stomach cancer includes the 48 symptoms listed below:

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Stomach cancer: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Stomach cancer: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Stomach cancer: Medical Mistakes

Stomach cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Stomach cancer?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Stomach cancer includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Stomach cancer:

Stomach cancer can be hard to find early. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages and, in many cases, the cancer has spread before it is found. When symptoms do occur, they are often so vague that the person ignores them. Stomach cancer can cause the following:

  • Indigestion or a burning sensation (heartburn);

  • Discomfort or pain in the abdomen;

  • Nausea and vomiting;

  • Diarrhea or constipation;

  • Bloating of the stomach after meals;

  • Loss of appetite;

  • Weakness and fatigue; and

  • Bleeding (vomiting blood or having blood in the stool ).

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Stomach Cancer: NCI)

Stomach cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Stomach cancer, it is also important to consider Stomach cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Stomach cancer may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Stomach cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Stomach cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Stomach cancer signs or Stomach cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Stomach cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Stomach cancer symptoms.


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