5 frequent symptoms of stomach cancer as an urgent warning...

S Venkateshwari
5 frequent symptoms of stomach cancer as an urgent warning...

In India, stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, ranks fifth in terms of annual diagnoses, accounting for about 60,000 new cases and 50,000 fatalities. The proverb that says early detection is crucial is still true: although the prognosis for patients with stomach cancer has greatly improved over the past few decades due to advancements in diagnostic testing, surgical methods, and chemotherapy drugs, there is still much work ahead of us.

Possible causes of stomach cancer include genetic alterations in stomach cells, the common bacteria Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori, which causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, gastritis, Epstein-Barr virus infection, hyperacidity, excessive consumption of smoked and salty food, smoking, eating fewer fruits and vegetables, and a history of stomach ulcers or stomach polyps. To assess and rule out stomach cancer, you should see your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms.

Dr. ajay Singh, the lead medical oncologist at Sunrise Oncology Centre, cautioned against ignoring these five typical symptoms of stomach cancer in an interview with HT Lifestyle.

unaccounted-for weight loss.

abdominal pain in the upper abdomen region.

frequent episodes of vomiting following meals.

throw up blood, which is frequently coffee colored.

stools that are black in color, often known as tarry stools.

"It's important to not overlook the five common symptoms that are: jaundice, weight loss, early onset of diabetes, dark stools, and loss of appetite," stated Dr. ajay Mandal, Consultant - GI and Hepato-Biliary Surgeon at CK Birla Hospitals' Department of Gastro Sciences, CMRI in Kolkata. It is highly recommended that you seek immediate medical assistance if any of these indicators are present. In order to rule out any concerning causes for the same, it is best to see your primary care physician if you or any members of your family have encountered any of these symptoms.

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