Stomach Cancer Symptoms
Stomach cancer often does not have symptoms in the early stages. When signs do appear, they may be mistaken for less serious problems such as indigestion or heartburn. This means stomach cancer often is not found until it spreads.
Symptoms of stomach cancer may include:
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Heartburn, indigestion or ulcer-type symptoms
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating or swelling in the abdomen
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Feeling of fullness after eating small amounts of food
- Bloody or black stools
- Unintentional weight loss
These symptoms do not always mean you have stomach cancer. However, if you notice any of them for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor. Even if they are not signs of cancer, they may signal other health problems.
If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, it is important to be seen by experts. We can help.Call 1-877-MDA-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.
Why Choose MD Anderson?
- Most-advanced stomach cancer treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery, targeted therapies, gene therapy and laser therapy
- Highly skilled and experienced surgeons
- Advanced procedures that preserve as much stomach as possible
- Latest diagnostic equipment and techniques, including endoscopic ultrasound
- Clinical trials of new treatments for stomach cancer