Stomach/Gastric Cancer

About- Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer which develops from the lining of the stomach

Symptoms-
 Fatigue
 Bloating
 Feeling full after eating small 
 Heartburn
 Indigestion
 Nausea and vomiting
 Abdominal pain
 Unintentional weight loss
 Loss of appetite
 Bloody stools
 Jaundice

Causes-
In general, cancer begins due to DNA mutation (error). Factors that increase the risk of stomach cancer include:
 Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
 A family history of Stomach cancer 
 Long-term stomach inflammation
 Pernicious anemia
 Stomach polyps
 Lymphoma (a group of blood cancers)
 H. pylori bacterial infections 
 Tumors in other parts of the digestive system
 Obesity 
 Prolong inactivity
 Smoking
 History of alcoholism
 Intake high in salty and smoked foods
 A diet with low fruits and vegetables and high meat
 Eat food which is not properly stored or cooked

Specialists to visit
 Oncologist
 Radiation Oncologist
 Gastroenterologist
 General Surgeon

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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