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6 Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer


Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is one of the most painful and frightening forms of cancer. Typically, this type of cancer emerges in the cells that line the stomach and produce mucus, which assists in the digestive process.

The good news is that stomach cancer is relatively rare in the United States. And while it’s more prevalent in other countries, the number of cases is steadily declining each year. However, that doesn’t mean anyone is safe from stomach cancer. So what signs of stomach cancer should you be looking for?

1. Upset Stomach

One of the reasons stomach cancer can be so dangerous: it’s often confused with fairly typical (and relatively harmless) stomach problems, such as run-of-the-mill nausea. Because we often associate upset stomach with the foods we eat, it can be easy to miss stomach cancer in its early and even intermediate stages.

If you experience upset stomach for an extended period of time, don’t just assume that it’s related to your diet. Talk to your doctor about the issue and ask him about tests for stomach cancer.

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