Stomach Cancer Overview

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Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging TOPICS

Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer

The signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include:

  • No desire to eat (poor appetite)
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Pain or just vague discomfort in the belly
  • A sense of fullness after eating a small meal
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, with or without blood
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Low red blood cell counts (anemia) which can cause you to feel tired or short of breath with just walking

Of course, many of these can be caused by problems other than cancer. But if you have any of these problems and they get worse or don’t go away, you should see a doctor so the cause can be found and treated.

Last Medical Review: 05/27/2014
Last Revised: 02/10/2016