Oncologist Karasev: constant nausea and a feeling of heaviness in the stomach may be signs of stomach cancer

Oncologist and surgeon Ivan Karasev said that in Russia there is a very high incidence of stomach cancer. In 65% of cases it is detected in people over 55 years of age.

— Unfortunately, the symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer are very smooth. Therefore, you may not realize until the last minute that you have a serious disease,” the doctor wrote in his blog.

He listed the possible symptoms of colorectal cancer. Two of them may occur after eating – persistent nausea and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen.

Some of the most common symptoms of stomach cancer:

  • Dyspepsia. Frequent feeling of fullness, heaviness or discomfort in the stomach after eating.
  • Loss of appetite. Loss of interest in food and decreased appetite.
  • Belching and heartburn. Frequent belching, heartburn, or a feeling of bitterness in the mouth.
  • Stomach pain. Unpleasant sensations or pain in the stomach, which may intensify after eating.
  • Recurrent nausea and vomiting. Repeated episodes of nausea and vomiting, especially after eating.
  • Deterioration of general condition. General weakness, fatigue, weight loss for no apparent reason.
  • Black stools, blood in the stool.
  • Bloated abdomen.

Who is at risk?

Heredity. If you have close relatives (parents, siblings) diagnosed with stomach cancer, your risk may be increased.

Helicobacter pylori infection. This bacterial infection is usually associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer.

Dietary habits. Frequent consumption of salty, smoked, canned and fatty foods.

Smoking is a risk factor for various types of cancer, including stomach cancer.

Chronic gastritis or stomach ulcers.

The risk of stomach cancer increases with age, especially after age 50.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Ivan Karasev Ivan Karasev Medicine Surgeon-oncologist