Stomach or gastric cancer starts when cancerous cells form in the lining of the stomach. According to records, stomach cancer cases in the United States are continuously declining; however, cases in Asian countries are rapidly increasing. This may be attributed to race – certain races are more susceptible to certain types of cancers – or to lifestyle trends.
Because the stomach expands during eating, it can also contain growing tumors that are not visible. The symptoms of stomach cancer can be vague and similar to other conditions. For example, bloody stool is a common sign of many types and types of cancers. Although blood in stool is not always visible, it can also be present recurrently. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, you can file Zantac Cancer Lawsuits against medical staff.
Some people believe that bloody stool once in a while doesn't indicate any health issues. But, just because you can't see the blood doesn’t mean that it isn’t there anymore. To determine if blood is present in the stool, Fecal Occult Blood Tests are performed.
Abdominal pain is another sign of stomach cancer. Advanced cancer can be diagnosed by severe and frequent abdominal pains. Reflux and abdominal bloating are other signs of stomach cancer.
Nausea and vomiting are other symptoms of stomach cancer. Eating disorders such as constant vomiting can cause damage to the esophagus. When the esophagus becomes damaged, dysphagia (or difficulty swallowing) can also occur.