People with early stomach cancer may have very few, typically vague, symptoms. These can include:
Indigestion and stomach discomfort
A bloated feeling after eating
Loss of appetite
Peptic ulcers cause similar symptoms. Antacids or histamine blockers can give temporary relief. For these reasons, people may not recognize the problem as serious and may put off seeing a doctor. A gastric tumor can grow very large before it causes other symptoms.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides the PDQ pediatric cancer treatment information summaries as a public service to increase the availability of evidence-based cancer information to health professionals, patients, and the public.
The histiocytic diseases in children and adults include three major classes of disorders of which only one, Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a dendritic cell disorder, will be discussed. Erdheim-Chester disease (primarily found in adults) and juvenile xanthogranuloma...