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What signs indicate I need testing for stomach cancer?

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Your doctor may identify signs of stomach cancer, such as enlarged lymph nodes or liver, increased fluid in the abdomen (ascites), or bumps (nodules) in or under the skin of the abdomen or rectum during a physical exam. These signs typically indicate an advanced cancer.

If you complain of vague symptoms such as persistent indigestion, pain, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, your doctor should order tests.

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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