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.
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:
- Blood in your stool or vomit.
- Your appetite vanishes after you start eating.
- Your insides hurt.
- You lose weight with no reasons.
- Heartburn that lasts long.
- Bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.