Stomach Cancer

The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65. Your risk of getting it is also higher if you:

  • Have had a Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Have had stomach inflammation
  • Are a man
  • Eat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have a family history of stomach cancer

It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Indigestion and stomach discomfort can be symptoms of early cancer, but other problems can cause the same symptoms. In advanced cases, there may be blood in your stool, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, jaundice, or trouble swallowing. Doctors diagnose stomach cancer with a physical exam, blood and imaging tests, an endoscopy, and a biopsy.

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  1. Stomach Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people ... foods Smoke cigarettes Have a family history of stomach cancer It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in ...
  2. Stomach cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach. ... Symptoms of stomach cancer may include any of the following: Abdominal fullness or pain, which may occur after a small meal Dark ...
  3. Stomach Cancer/Statistics and Research ... Stomach Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... Learn more about the American Cancer Society's most recent key statistics for ...
  4. What Is Stomach Cancer? (American Cancer Society)  
    Stomach Cancer/Start Here ... Stomach Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, begins in the stomach and tends to grow slowly. ...
  5. Stomach Cancer/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Stomach Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... There are certain risks that may increase your chance of developing stomach ( ...
  6. ... questions you might want to ask about your stomach cancer.
  7. What Causes Stomach Cancer? (American Cancer Society)  
    While the exact cause of most stomach cancers is unknown, but a great deal of research is being done in this area. Learn about possible causes here.
  8. ... important to take care of yourself when surviving stomach cancer. Learn more here.
  9. Stomach cancer research into causes, prevention and treatment is ongoing in many medical centers in the world. Find ...
  10. How Is Stomach Cancer Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... about the different tests used to test for stomach cancer, and how they can help provide information on ...
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