6 Early Signs of Stomach Cancer that Usually Do not Involve Pain

With 1 in 111 adults develop stomach, or gastric, cancer at some point in the lifetime. Stomach cancer is one of the most painful forms of cancer, but for many patients, pain is not one of the early warning signs of the coming disease.early signs of stomach cancer

Umut Sarpel, MD, an associate professor and surgical oncologist at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System explains that the most common feature of stomach cancer’s early stages may be that it causes no symptoms at all.

Here is the list of the most common early warning signs of the stomach cancer that have nothing to do with pain:

  1. Blood in your stool or vomit.
  2. Your appetite vanishes after you start eating.
  3. Your insides hurt.
  4. You lose weight with no reasons.
  5. Heartburn that lasts long.
  6. Bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.


  1. Navneet

    Is Stomach cancer curable?

    • marko r

      First of all, it depends on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Treatment of stomach cancer depends to a large degree on where the cancer started in the stomach and how far it has spread. So it depends on different factors if particular case can be cured.

  2. Navneet

    What are the tests for stomach cancer.

    • marko r

      The best way to verify stomach cancer is biopsy performed via upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The biopsy sample may be tested in immunohistochemistry (IHC) or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH).
      Other test such as CT or MRI scan, laparoscopy, chest X-ray may be included if it’s necessary.

  3. Navneet

    Can a bleeding malignant Stomach tumor be shrunk by radiation therapy?

    • marko r

      Yes, radiation therapy may be considered in the treatment of a stomach malignancy, although it can not be used solely, to shrunk a tumor it usually should be accompained by chemotherapy.


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