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Description of Stomach cancer

According to dictionary definition  DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people — two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Your risk of getting stomach cancer is higher if you:1. Have had a Helicobacter pylori infection2. Have had stomach inflammation3. Are a male4. Eat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods5. Smoke cigarettes6. Have a family history of stomach cancer  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Some common symptoms include:1. Indigestion2. Stomach discomfort3. In advanced cases, blood in the stool4. Vomiting5. Unexplained weight loss6. Jaundice7. Trouble swallowing  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor may examine you physically.2. You may also be recommended to get tests done which include:a) Blood and imaging testsb) Endoscopyc) Biopsy  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Stomach cancer may be diagnosed late; it can be hard to treat as well. Treatment includes:1. Surgery2. Chemotherapy3. Radiation4. Combination therapy  NIH: National Cancer InstituteAccording to dictionary definition  



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