Are there any early detection signs of stomach cancer?

How would you know if you have stomach cancer?

Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

  • Poor appetite.
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Abdominal (belly) pain.
  • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel.
  • Feeling full after eating only a small meal.
  • Heartburn or indigestion.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting, with or without blood.

Can stomach cancer be detected early?

Unfortunately, there’s no recommended screening test for spotting early gastric cancer in the general population. However, Ngamruengphong says doctors use upper endoscopy to screen for — and detect — stomach cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease.

Can stomach cancer go undetected?

As the cancer progresses, the symptoms that do appear can be misdiagnosed as normal gastrointestinal issues. As a result, stomach cancer can go undetected for years before the symptoms become concerning enough to warrant diagnostic testing.

What are 7 warning signs of cancer?

These are potential cancer symptoms:

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits.
  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
  • Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  • Obvious change in a wart or mole.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness.

How do you rule out stomach cancer?

Upper endoscopy (also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD) is the test most often done if the doctor thinks you might have stomach cancer. During this test, the doctor passes an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible, lighted tube with a small video camera on the end, down your throat.

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Is early stomach cancer curable?

Like all malignancies, stomach cancer is usually most treatable when it is found early, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

What stage is stomach cancer usually diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy2 (also called esophagogastroduodenoscopyorEGD) is the test most often done if the doctor thinks you might have stomach cancer. During this test, the doctor passes an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible, lighted tube with a small video camera on the end, down your throat.

How quickly does stomach cancer grow?

Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years. Stomach cancer is most often seen in people in their late 60s through 80s. Almost all stomach cancers (about 95%) start in the glandular tissue that lines the stomach.