The stomach is a muscular body organ that receives food from the oesophagus.Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer is abnormal growth of cancerous cells inside the stomach.This cancer can be caused by (a)Eating a diet high in salt and smoked foods.Salt damages the stomach lining causing lesions which can cause stomach cancer if they develop. (b)Infection by helicobacter pylori which can cause lesions and ulcers if left to develop.(c)Obesity-being overweiht increases your risk of getting several types of cancer including stomach cancer.This may cause inflammation and higher levels of insulin thus an increased risk of getting stomach cancer. (d)Long term stomach inflammation. (e)Gastroesophageal reflux disease-the acid reflux from the stomach not only causes esophageal cancer but increases the risk of getting stomach cancer too.When cancer affects the stomach,it can impair its main functions of food digestion by disrupting that process causing symptoms such as vomiting,indigestion,diarrhoea,bloatin which may result in improper digestion of food.When such symptoms occur,it means there may be a problem with your digestive system hence it is important to see a doctor.
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