Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, forms in the tissues lining the stomach, an organ in the digestive system. Stomach cancer grows slowly over time and can spread to the lymph nodes and also reach the liver, lungs and bones. It is more common in countries outside of the United States.
Stomach cancer symptoms are not usually noticed in early stages, in advanced stages the symptoms may include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
You are at a greater risk for stomach cancer risk if you:
The causes of stomach cancer are unknown. By controlling risk factors that you can change, like not smoking, not eating a lot of smoked, salted or pickled foods and maintaining a healthy weight you can lower your risk for stomach cancer.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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