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Signs, Causes And Treatment Of Stomach Cancer

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Factors that increase the risk of stomach cancer include:

1.Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

2.Obesity.

3.A diet high in salty and smoked foods.

4.A diet low in fruits and vegetables.

5.Family history of stomach cancer.

6.Infection with Helicobacter pylori.

7.Long-term stomach inflammation (gastritis)

8.Smoking.

What are the early warning signs of stomach cancer?

1.Poor appetite.

2.Weight loss (without trying)

3.Abdominal (belly) pain.

4.Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel.

5.Feeling full after eating only a small meal.

6.Heartburn or indigestion.

7.Nausea.

8.Vomiting, with or without blood.

How do I check myself for stomach cancer?

To confirm the diagnosis, the following tests can be administered:

1.Upper endoscopy.

2.Endoscopic ultrasound.

3.Biopsy.

4.Upper gastrointestinal (GI) series.

5.Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan.

6.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

7.Positron emission tomography (PET) scan.

8.Chest X-ray.

How stomach cancer is treated.

Many cases of stomach cancer can't be completely cured, but it's still possible to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life using chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy and surgery. If operable, surgery can cure stomach cancer as long as all of the cancerous tissue can be removed.

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