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What should I expect from an Upper GI series test for stomach cancer?

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Upper GI series tests are X-rays of the esophagus (food tube) and stomach, which is called the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. You drink a barium solution, which outlines the stomach on the X-ray, helping the doctor see tumors or other abnormalities.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Should I Know About Stomach Cancer?"

The Mayo Clinic: “Stomach cancer.” 

The Journal of the American Medical Association, January 14, 2004.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Should I Know About Stomach Cancer?"

The Mayo Clinic: “Stomach cancer.” 

The Journal of the American Medical Association, January 14, 2004.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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