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What are the signs of stomach cancer???

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Old 02-06-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question What are the signs of stomach cancer???

My dad has pains in his chest and has been trowing up blood. He also says his esophagus burns and has a problem eating. Can those be signs of stomach cancer? I am really worried.

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Old 02-07-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
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Re: What are the signs of stomach cancer???

Hi! I can see why you're worried, as vomiting blood is never a good sign...

I'm not much of an expert on stomach cancer, but I am a Health Science major, so I just looked in one of my books. According to it, the symptoms of stomach cancer are:

Unintended weight loss and lack of appetite
* Abdominal pain
* Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel
* A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen, just below the chest bone after eating a small meal. Doctors call this early satiety.
* Heartburn, indigestion, or ulcer-type symptoms
* Nausea
* Vomiting, with or without blood
* Swelling of the abdomen due to accumulation of fluid and cancer cells. Doctors call this malignant ascites.

Also, stomach cancer doesn't usually show symptoms until it's in the advanced stages.

How long has your dad been feeling this way? If it's been more than a few days, he should go to the doctor.

I hope he gets better!

Old 02-07-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: What are the signs of stomach cancer???

My goodness gracious! Has he been checked for a duodenal ulcer?

My dad didn't have stomach cancer, but he died from blood loss from a simple ulcer which eroded an artery..

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