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Stomach Cancer (cont.)

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

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  • Early symptoms of stomach cancer tend to be vague and nonspecific. Seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Mild upper abdominal discomfort associated with nausea and loss of appetite

    • Difficulty swallowing because of a tumor involving the upper part of your stomach, near the esophagus

    • Feeling of fullness after taking only a small amount of food

  • The following symptoms may indicate advanced disease:

    • Fatigue

    • Weight loss

    • Iron deficiency anemia

    • Overt blood loss - Vomiting blood or a material that looks like coffee grounds or passing black stools

    • Severe nausea and vomiting - A late symptom caused by blockage of the stomach drainage by the enlarging cancer

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