Stomach cancer is cancer that begins in your stomach. If it spreads to other organs it is still called stomach cancer. For example, if stomach cancer spreads to your liver, the cancer cells in your liver are not referred to as liver cancer, but metastatic stomach cancer. It is treated as stomach cancer not liver cancer. This is how cancer is designated. It is called by where it begins in your body.
In order to better understand stomach cancer, you need to better understand cancer. Cancer begins in your cells. These are the building blocks of your body.
When things are working properly, your body produces new cells, as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process does not work right. New cells develop even when you do not need them, and old cells do not die when they should.
These extra cells may form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancer. Malignant ones are cancer.
Cancer is not one disease but a group of diseases. Cells that are aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits), invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of the body) characterize these diseases. It is called stomach cancer when this process begins in your stomach.
One of the problems and dangers of stomach cancer is that it is often asymptomatic or causes only nonspecific signs and symptoms in the early stages. By the time there are signs and symptoms; stomach cancer has usually spread (metastasized) to other parts of your body.
If there are effects in the early stages of this disease, they are usually indigestion, heartburn or a loss of appetite, especially for meat. Some of the effects caused by stomach cancer in the later stages are:
Diarrhea or constipation
Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)
Nausea and vomiting
Weakness and fatigue
Bleeding, as in having blood in your stool or vomiting blood
Abdominal pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen
Stomach bloating after meals.
You or a loved one may have stomach cancer. This may be the cause of your disability.
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