Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) begins in cells in the inner layer of the stomach and slowly invades the stomach wall. Stomach cancer usually does not cause any symptoms until the later stages.
Initially, the symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to those caused by a peptic ulcer. The initial signs of the disease are so vague that they can be confused with other medical conditions such as stomach ulcers, viruses and other gastrointestinal disorders.
The most common symptoms of stomach cancer include:
When to seek medical attention
When you experience the symptoms of stomach cancer, it is advisable to report the same immediately to the doctor. In case you are pursuing treatment for gastrointestinal but the symptoms don't respond to mediations, it's time to see a doctor.
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