Gastric Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Gastric Cancer
Possible signs of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain.
These and other symptoms may be caused by gastric cancer. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms.
In the early stages of gastric cancer, the following symptoms may occur:
- Indigestion and stomach discomfort.
- A bloated feeling after eating.
- Mild nausea.
- Loss of appetite.
In more advanced stages of gastric cancer, the following symptoms may occur:
- Blood in the stool.
- Weight loss for no known reason.
- Stomach pain.
- Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin).
- Ascites (build-up of fluid in the abdomen).
- Trouble swallowing.
Check with your doctor if you have any of these problems.
Tests that examine the stomach and esophagus are used to detect (find) and diagnose gastric cancer.
The following tests and procedures may be used: