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Stomach cancer Information
Stomach cancer Information

Stomach cancer occurs in the gastric mucosa. There are different types of stomach cancers based on the cells where cancers arise, but almost all stomach cancers begin in cells that line the stomach.

Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer symptoms
Stomach cancer
  • Persistent epigastric pain or distension
  • Becoming thin and weak
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia and weakness
  • Sharp loss of weight
  • Vomiting
Stomach cancer risk factors
Stomach cancer risk factors
  • Family history of stomach cancer
  • Male
  • Aged over 40
  • Infected with helicobacter pylori
  • Having undergone a stomach surgery
  • Frequent consumption of preserved, overly salty or fatty food; low consumption of vegetables and fruit
  • Suffering from achlorhydria
  • Suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Smoking and drinking
Stomach cancer
  • Gastric endoscopy
  • CT scan
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Surgical excision, chemotherapy and targeted therapy.

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