STOMACH CANCER IS A SILENT KILLER! HERE ARE THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS – GTM

Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells appear in the inner lining of the stomach. The sneaky thing about stomach cancer is that it develops slowly and over many years. So, it’s important to know the symptoms for early intervention.

stomach-cancer-gtm-1ANYWAY, SCIENTISTS HAVEN’T CONFIRMED THE MAIN REASON WHY THESE CANCER CELLS START GROWING. BUT THEY HAVE PROVED THE FEW THINGS THAT CAN RAISE THE RISK THIS DISEASE, THEY ARE:

  • INFLAMMATION IN THE GUT ( GASTRITIS)
  • LONG- LASTING ANEMIA
  • INFECTION WITH A COMMON BACTERIA, H.PYLORI
  • OBESITY
  • SMOKING
  • SALT
  • GENES
  • EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS

The list is not closed and they are more triggers of cancer cells growth.

However, if you know the certain indications of stomach tumor, it will help you to treat it, and if it is diagnosed early, you have a better chance of survival.

HERE ARE THE POSSIBLE SIGNS OF STOMACH CANCER DEVELOPMENT:

  1. INDIGESTION OR HEARTBURN
  2. NAUSEA AND VOMITING
  3. DIARRHEA OR CONSTIPATION
  4. SWELLING IN THE STOMACH AFTER MEALS
  5. LOSS OF APPETITE
  6. WEAKNESS OR FEELING TIRED
  7. BLEEDING (VOMITING BLOOD OR HAVING BLOOD IN THE STOOL)
  8. SUDDEN WEIGHT LOSS
  9. STOMACH PAIN
  10. DISCOMFORT IN THE ABDOMEN, USUALLY ABOVE THE NAVEL
  11. HEARTBURN OR INDIGESTION
  12. SWELLING OR FLUID BUILD-UP IN YOUR STOMACH
  13. LOW RED BLOOD CELL COUNT (ANEMIA)

These symptoms are also common to other diseases and not always indicate a more serious health condition. You should be aware that if the symptoms don’t go away, or if they become graver, you should go to your doctor and run some tests and analysis( blood tests, upper endoscopy, upper GI series test, biopsy).

WHO’S IN DANGER?

  • If the person is in the elderly ages
  • Gender (males are two-thirds more likely than women)
  • Smoking and alcohol (stomach cancer risk doubles if you use tobacco)
  • Stomach surgery
  • Family member with this diagnose

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