Stomach (gastric) cancer
Symptoms of stomach cancer may include
- weight loss
- pain in the upper part of the abdomen
- poor appetite
- difficulties swallowing
- vomiting blood.
On the other hand, stomach cancer may give no or very little symptoms in the beginning of the disease. That is why stomach cancer is often identified only when the tumour has grown through the intestinal wall or has spread (metastasized).
The diagnosis is made by examination of tumour tissue samples obtained in connection with gastroscopy. Stomach cancer is treated by surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
The treatment plan is always individualized for each patient.