Signs Of Stomach Cancer

The signs of stomach cancer in adults vary widely from one person to another and early warning features may not be present in the earlier stages.

Because of this, it is difficult to pick up tumors in the earlier stages of the disease.

As you will see, one of the common symptoms is indigestion which we all experience at some point in our daily lives.

It is with this in mind that doctors, both now and in the future need to develop better means of detection as we all know that early detection improves outcomes.

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Early Signs Of Stomach Cancer

Early features in humans are very non-specific. One common symptom is indigestion. You can read my thoughts on the question, is indigestion a sign of a tumor?

You may feel just generally unwell; more tired than usual or feel something is just not right. Fatigue is a common issue.

Of course, you may not feel unwell at all and without some form of early detection or screening process, you are susceptible to presenting later on in the disease process.

These are symptoms we experience in our daily lives and clearly we can’t all have tests when we suffer these!

However, if you are displaying any of these symptoms, please go to your doctor for a check up - I can't overemphasise this point! 

Advanced or Progressing Disease

As the disease progresses, the warning signs of stomach cancer become more obvious. Malnutrition can be an issue, particularly if the is a problem swallowing, feeling full or digesting food.

Bleeding can occur and you can have a black bowel movement as a consequence. 

Jaundice can develop, particularly with liver metastases.

Abdominal pain might become an issues, although some people experience very little in the way of pain symptoms.

Chest pain can occur together because of blood clots to the lung, pneumonia, pathological fractures of the ribs and the tumor itself.

Bruising can occur for a variety of reasons too.

As a gastroenterologist, whenever I see someone displaying these findings, it is usually evident that the disease is advanced and frustratingly this is an all too common scenario.

For those of you who have read my about me section, you will know that my own father presented in the later stages of the disease and displayed many of these symptoms.

If you would like more details including a patient information sheet please go to the information page.

There may be a very simple, non-malignant illness that can be dealt with easily.

Even if it turns out to be a tumor, at least you can get the help you need and at the earliest possible time.

Malnutrition
Swallowing Problems
Abdominal Pain
Ascites
Black Bowel Movement
Bleeding
Jaundice
Bruising
Early Satiety
Fatigue

Why Do You Get IT?

There is no one answer to the question 'what causes tumors?'.

It is almost certainly multifactorial rather than one individual cause. The most likely explanation is a series of unfortunate events that then triggers tumor formation.

Certain people are at increased risk and you can read more about the causes here. 

Whatever the cause, for those who have signs the issue is how to deal with it and the consequences which I will tackle for you on this site.

You may also like to look at how you get it and the conditions that can mimic a malignancy too. 

Are You Worried?

Its all too easy to hide you concerns, isn't it? Worrying can just make the problem so much worse, can't it? Sometimes discussing it can help.

Why not tell us about your signs? When were you diagnosed with the condition? How have you been treated so far? Share with others your diagnosis! 

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Other Pages That You May Find Interesting:

About Awaiting Diagnosis

Malignancy Or Ulcer?

The Pernicious Anaemia And The Tumor Connection

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