Stomach Cancer (cont.)
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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?
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Early stomach cancer often does not cause symptoms. As the cancer grows, the most common symptoms are:
Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer. Other health problems, such as an ulcer or infection, can cause the same symptoms. Anyone who has these symptoms should tell their doctor so that problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
How is stomach cancer diagnosed?
If you have symptoms that suggest stomach cancer, your doctor will check to see whether they are due to cancer or to some other cause. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist, a doctor whose specialty is diagnosing and treating digestive problems.
Your doctor will ask about your personal and family health history. You may have blood or other lab tests. You also may have:
You may want to ask your doctor these questions before having a biopsy:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/28/2014
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