Stomach cancer: this is how to recognize the most important symptoms

The symptoms of stomach cancer

At an early stage, this condition causes few complaints, depending on where the tumor is located in the stomach. There are, however, a couple of symptoms that point to stomach cancer.

  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Anemia – due to prolonged blood loss from the stomach
  • Black stools
  • Little to no appetite and an aversion to certain foods. Especially foods with a strong odor, like coffee or herbs and spices.
  • Feeling full for a long time after eating or feeling that your food just won’t go down.
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, sometimes with small amounts of blood.
  • Regurgitation and heartburn.
  • Pain in the upper abdomen and/or near the sternum.
  • Sudden weight loss – without changing your diet or exercise routine.

Consult your doctor

Do you suspect something might be wrong and do you recognize one or more symptoms from the list above? Don’t worry too much, since stomach cancer is a rare disease. Stomach complaints can often have many causes and are usually a result of stress. If the complaints persist for several weeks, it is advisable to pay a visit to the doctor. Do you notice blood in the stool or vomit? Then you should also visit a doctor immediately, since this is obviously a warning sign.

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