Ladies and gentlemen, Before we talk about the warning symptoms of stomach cancer, we would like to say a few words about this terrible disease. Stomach cancer – this type of cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. So, what will happen next? Well, these cancer cells can grow into a tumor and grow slowly over the years.
This type of cancer is also known as stomach cancer. According to the latest statistics, 24,000 new cases are diagnosed every year (in the United States). The real and ugly fact is that symptoms of this terrible disease rarely occur (until the disease spreads throughout the entire body). Unfortunately, at an advanced stage, this type of cancer is no longer treatable.
This is the main reason why you need to know the risk factors and warning signs of this terrible disease. These are the most common symptoms that indicate you have stomach cancer (according to ACS – American Cancer Society):
Blood in the stool.
Million Dollar Question – What makes cancer cells start growing in the stomach? Well, alas, the experts don’t know that yet. But they say there are a few things that can increase your risk of this disease.
Ladies and gentlemen, One of the most common causes of this terrible disease is infection with common bacteria (H. pylori) that causes ulcers.
Stomach cancer – the most common risk factors:
Age (over 55 years of higher risk)
Sex (males are more at risk)
Unhealthy diet (smoked, dried, salted, or pickled food)
So, ladies and gentlemen, please go ahead and do not ignore these silent symptoms. If you notice any of these, consult your doctor immediately.