Stomach Cancer

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What is stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer refers to the cancer of the stomach when there’s a buildup of abnormal cells in the stomach. Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

Types of stomach cancers

Adenocarcinoma: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common types of stomach cancer or gastric cancer. This type of stomach cancer develops from the cells that form the innermost lining of the stomach known as mucosa.

Lymphoma: This type of stomach cancer is found in the immune system tissue, but are sometimes found in the wall of the stomach. 

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): This type of stomach cancer is very rare and starts in early form of cells of the stomach called interstitial cells of Cajal. They can be either cancerous or non-cancerous

Carcinoid tumor: This type of stomach cancer starts in the hormone making cells of the stomach. Most of these tumors don’t spread to other organs.

Symptoms of Stomach cancer or gastric cancer

  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel
  • A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating a small meal
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, with or without blood
  • Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)

Top Hospitals for Stomach Cancer

Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road

154/11, Opp IIM, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore - 560076 (India)

7 Doctors

Multi Speciality

269 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital


Most Patient Recommended Hospital

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