Here Are the Most Common Warning Signs of STOMACH CANCER!

More than 70 years ago stomach cancer was affecting people more often, but still it represents a serious health issue even today with more than 24.000 new cases diagnosed on yearly basis. If this health issue is discovered early it will provide better chances for surviving. In fact, the signs are very hard to be recognized unless it is too late. The advanced stages of cancer cannot be treated and the five year survival rate is less than 3%.

The main question is how to prevent stomach cancer before it develops? First thing is to learn the risk factors and warning signs in order to be able to prevent the development of this life threatening diseases.

Since it is hard to detect the symptoms you should know the most common warning signs that suggest that stomach cancer is developing in order to prevent it. Here are the symptoms that the American Cancer Society has indicated:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Indigestion
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Diarrhea or constipation
  5. Bleeding
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Constant fatigue
  8. Bloating after meals

The main risk factors are:

  1. Age – over 55
  2. Cigarettes and alcohol
  3. Family history – genes
  4. Stomach surgery
  5. Helicobacter pylori
  6. Gender – males are more likely to develop stomach cancer than women
  7. Poor and unhealthy diet

In case you have noticed any of these signs you should immediately visit your doctor for additional tests. It is best to visit a gastroenterologist for further examination.