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Symptoms of Stomach (Gastic) Cancer

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Updated August 14, 2012

Possible signs of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain.

These and other symptoms may be caused by gastric cancer or by other conditions.

In the early stages of gastric cancer, the following symptoms may occur:

  • Indigestion and stomach discomfort.
  • A bloated feeling after eating.
  • Mild nausea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Heartburn.

In more advanced stages of gastric cancer, the following symptoms may occur:

  • Blood in the stool.
  • Vomiting.
  • Weight loss (unexplained).
  • Stomach pain.
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin).
  • Ascites (build-up of fluid in the abdomen).
  • Difficulty swallowing.
A doctor should be consulted if any of these problems occur.

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More information on stomach cancer

What is Stomach Cancer?
Diagnosing Stomach Cancer
Stages of Stomach Cancer
Treating Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

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Information adapted from the National Cancer Institute

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