Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
If you experience any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to cancer. Most of these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you experience any one of them, see your physician.
Unfortunately, the first symptoms of stomach cancer are very vague and general (such as decreased appetite and fatigue). Because these can be symptoms of many other conditions, people often ignore them. This often gives the cancer a chance to grow and spread before it is diagnosed.
Other symptoms of stomach cancer include the following:
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Last reviewed September 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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