Cancer occurs when cells in the body begin to grow at an accelerated rate. When this happens in the stomach it’s known as Gastric cancer or stomach cancer.
The stomach is a sac-like organ in your upper abdomen that receives food through your esophagus and begins digestion by secreting gastric juice. Because the stomach has five sections, cancers in different sections of the stomach can have different symptoms. Stomach cancers can spread (metastasize) to nearby organs, including lymph nodes, which is known as Gastric Lymphoma.
- Persistent vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Severe, persistent heartburn
- Severe indigestion that is always present
- Unexplained, persistent nausea
- Feeling full after eating small amounts of food
- Unintentional weight loss
- Surgery - to remove all of the cancer plus some surrounding healthy tissue
- Radiation therapy