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Stomach Cancer: Symptoms

The symptoms of stomach cancer vary from person to person. Cancer in early stages may have mild or no symptoms. The symptoms may also be like to those of other diseases or conditions. 

The most common symptoms of stomach cancer include:

  • Indigestion or heartburn

  • Pain in the abdomen

  • Feeling of fullness or bloating in the abdomen

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Vomiting blood

  • Diarrhea or constipation

  • Blood in the stool

  • Loss of appetite

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Weakness and feeling tired

Stomach cancer that is more advanced can block the stomach or intestines. This can cause vomiting that doesn’t go away. Cancer can also spread to the liver. If this occurs, it can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) or fluid in the abdomen (ascites).


Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth, RN, MEd
Last Review Date: 7/30/2014
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