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Stomach cancer.

Emergence of malignant cells in stomach origin.

It is more common in men older than 40 years of age.


Unknown, although factors irritative (see risk factors) play an important role in its development.

Signs and symptoms.

Early stages:

Vague symptoms of indigestion,

as a feeling of satiety.



and poor appetite.

Following phases:

Unexplained weight loss.

Vomiting of blood.

Black stools.

Satiety after eating small amounts of food.


Pain in the upper abdomen.

Mass that can be felt in the upper abdomen (sometimes)

Lump above the right clavicle.

Risk Factors.

People over 65 years.

Family history of stomach cancer.

Blood group. More common in people in the group A.

Pernicious anemia.

Excessive consumption of alcohol.

Lack of normal stomach acid, surgery after ablation of the stomach or part of the stomach.

Diet with large amounts of smoked meats, marinated and salted.


Do not discard any symptoms of indigestion to last several days.

Avoid processed meats such as bacon or smoked meat and sausages.

Reduce alcohol consumption if it takes more than 1 or two cups a day.

Examine your home stool tests with one or more times a year to determine if they contain blood.

Diagnosis and Treatment.


History and physical examination by a doctor.

Blood tests for detection of anemia, tests to measure stomach acid and analysis of feces to determine bleeding.

Surgical method of diagnosis through a biopsy gastroscopio.

Imaging: X - rays of the stomach, esophagus and small intestine, CT and ultrasonography and / or NMR.


General measures.

There are no specific instructions except those specified in other sections.


The doctor may prescribe:

Anticancer drugs (sometimes)

Analgesics. Activity.

Go back to your normal activities as soon as the symptoms improve after surgery or chemotherapy.


Eat frequent small amounts of soft foods.

Try to keep your calorie level.

Get a list of foods suitable for a dietitian.

Tell your doctor if:

After surgery has indigestion, which refers in a few days.

New and unexplained symptoms.

The drugs used in treatment can cause side effects.


Internal bleeding.

Diagnostic error by stomach ulcers.

Deadly spread to the liver, bones and lungs.


So far, this disease is incurable.

With early diagnosis and treatment, the survival rate of 5 years is 65%.

They continue scientific research that could enable the discovery of an effective treatment and cure.

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