The oncologist named 4 alarming signs of stomach cancer at the initial stage

The oncologist named 4 warning signs of stomach cancer at the initial stage

The oncologist said that there are four “red flags” for stomach cancer.

All of these can appear in the very early stages of stomach cancer, which, if diagnosed early, improves the prospects for recovery.

Stomach cancer symptoms may include:

  • Early satiety/fullness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent heartburn.
“Some of these symptoms can be mistaken for gastroesophageal reflux. And “fatigue can be explained by anemia,” says oncologist Evgeniy Avtomonov specifically for MedicForum.
Astroesophageal reflux is a common disease that occurs when acid from the stomach enters the esophagus. This condition leads to heartburn and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

So, while these symptoms may indicate a less serious condition such as acid reflux, how can you know when it's time to make an appointment with your doctor?

“If you have been suffering from any of the above symptoms for more than three weeks, you you should make an appointment with your GP.”

Other symptoms of stomach cancer

The oncologist has listed additional symptoms of stomach cancer to be aware of, such as:

  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling or sore
  • Dark stools

Any persistent symptoms should be checked by a healthcare professional.

Surviving Stomach Cancer

“Survival depends on many factors. No one can tell you exactly how long you will live. Your prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer at which it was diagnosed. This means how big it is and whether it has spread. The type of cancer and the extent of the cancer cells can also affect your survival rate. The grade refers to how abnormal the cells appear under a microscope.”
To improve your chances of survival, early diagnosis can be extremely helpful.

If you are concerned about any persistent symptoms, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor. If stomach cancer is diagnosed, treatment may include chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Treatment options will be tailored to each affected person, taking into account a variety of factors.

Preventing stomach cancer

“Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing some types of stomach cancer, soAchieving and maintaining a healthy weightcan reduce your risk.”
Regularphysical activity can also help reduce your risk of developing stomach cancer.

In addition to possibly affecting the risk of stomach cancer, maintaining a healthy weight and being active may also reduce the risk of developing some other cancers and health problems.

A doctor recommends that people follow a healthy diet that includes a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and avoid or limit consumption of red and processed meats, sweetened drinks and highly processed foods.

MedicForum previously wrote about the healthiest foods in the fall.

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