Today’s article is going to be all about the issue of stomach cancer. Although it isn’t as common as it was a few decades ago, there are still 24,000 cases being reported every year that are managed to be treated only if they are reported in an early stage. Once the cancer spreads from the stomach to the other organs, in enters an unreatable stage.
But the question is how do you stop and prevent this silent killer, before it comes after you?
Well today, we are going to provide you with an answer to that question. What makes the stomach cancer hard to spot the first place is because the symptoms are often mild and the common person ignores them because they don’t affect him that much. That is however the beginning, but when the symptoms become obvious that something is wrong, it is usually too late for the patient to be treated.
Here are some of the most common stomach cancer symptoms:
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Pain and discomfort in the abdomen
- Vomiting and nausea
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Feeling bloated after meals
- Appetite loss
- Fatigue and weakness
- Bleeding (blood in the stool or vomiting blood)
But that is not all. Your lifestyle also plays a huge role in the risk of stomach cancer. Here are factors that increase your risks of developing stomach cancer:
- Age (Over 55 years)
- Gender (Males have been proven to develop stomach cancer 2/3 more than women)
- Diet that consists of salted, pickled, dried and smoked foods
- Alcohol and smoking
- Family history and genes
- Stomach surgery
- Ulcers caused by a stomach bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori
However, it is important that you stay very aware of these signs and if you happen to notice any, immediately contact a doctor or a medical expert that can help you with the situation.