Stomach cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. According to the World He alth Organization (WHO), it ranks sixth in the number of new cases
In 2020, 1.09 million people were diagnosed with stomach cancer worldwide.
About 10 million patients with this diagnosis have died. But what symptoms can indicate the development of the disease?
According to doctors, it is difficult to recognize stomach cancer at an early stage, so people often go to doctors quite late. Many people confuse the first symptoms of the disease with the usual malaise. Common signs of stomach cancer include:
regular nausea and vomiting (sometimes with blood);
dramatic weight loss;
heartburn and bloating;
pain in the upper abdomen between the ribs;
enlarged lymph nodes above the left collarbone and in the front of the armpit.
If you have these symptoms, you should see a doctor and get examined.
Factors that increase the risk of stomach cancer include:
prolonged inflammation of the stomach (chronic gastritis);
infection with Helicobacter pylori;
bad diet low in fruits and vegetables and high in s alty and smoked foods;
smoking and alcohol abuse;
gastroesophageal reflux disease