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Be alert! These common foods and symptoms may lead to stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is usually not found at an early stage because it often does not cause specific symptoms. So best way is everyone should go for regular (preventive) health checkup at least once in a year so that it can detect any abnormalities present in your body.

Salt and salty foods are classified by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) as a probable cause of stomach cancer

Food high in salt like meats, fish, pickled foods and typical dishes have increased the risk of nasopharyngeal cancer in the upper throat behind the nose. This incidence has been recorded at two to six per cent, according to the clinical evaluations from 12 major cancer registries in the country. The incidence of gastric cancer has been recorded at 6.8 to eight per cent, which is an alarming number.

Sometimes, people with stomach cancer  do not show any of these  symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a  medical condition that  is not cancer.
Stomach cancer is usually not found at an early stage because it often  does not cause specific symptoms.

Symptoms
– Diarrhea or constipation
– Bloating of the stomach after meals
– Pain or discomfort in the abdomen
– Indigestion or heartburn
– Loss of appetite
– Sensation of food getting stuck in the throat while eating.
– Nausea and vomiting, particularly vomiting up solid food shortly after eating.

It’s important to remember that these symptoms can also be caused by many other illnesses, such as a stomach virus or an ulcer.

Normally stomach cancer does not exhibit early sign & symptoms until the cancer has reached an advanced stage. So best way is everyone should go for regular (preventive) health checkup at least once in a year so that it can detect any abnormalities present in your body.

  • Some of the most common symptoms of advanced stomach cancer are:
  • frequent heartburn
  • Stomach pain, may be after meals too
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Indigestion, gas or constipation
  • constant bloating
  • jaundice
  • feeling full after eating only a small amount
  • loss of appetite
  • Sensation of food getting stuck in the throat while eating
  • Sudden weight loss
  • bloody stools
  • excessive fatigue

source: Quora

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