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How does stomach cancer begin?

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Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years.

If you know the symptoms it causes, you and your doctor may be able to spot it early, when it’s easiest to treat.

From: Stomach Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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