Posted on February 8th, 2016 by
Successful treatment for stomach or gastric cancer starts with early detection. Most cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages as there is no routine test for early detection. This makes it very important for people to know their risk for developing stomach cancer. The main risk factors for gastric cancer include:
Individuals thought to be at high risk should talk to their physician about risk assessment. This can include an upper endoscopy screening which can assist with early detection and treatment.
Symptoms associated with gastric cancer include dark or bloody stools, a persistent sense of feeling full or bloated, abdominal pain, or persistent heartburn, nausea, or indigestion. These symptoms should always be brought to the attention of a physician.
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