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Also known as stomach cancer, gastric cancer consists of malignant cells growing in the lining of the stomach.

What are the symptoms of gastric cancer?
Commonly, there are no symptoms early on. 正因为如此, gastric cancer is often not discovered until it is at an advanced stage, when symptoms may include heartburn, 恶心想吐, loss of appetite and abdominal pain, 黄疸, vomiting and blood in the stool.

How is gastric cancer diagnosed?
If gastric cancer is suspected, a biopsy will be taken via an endoscope, 很长一段, flexible tube that can be inserted down the throat. Additional imaging will be done to see if the cancer has spread anywhere else in the body.

What are the treatments for gastric cancer?
Surgery is the only cure for gastric cancer. Radiation or, less commonly, chemotherapy, may accompany this treatment plan.

What are the risk factors for gastric cancer?
Most gastric cancer is caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori. The cancer sometimes has a genetic component, so those with a close family member with gastric cancer are at higher risk. It is twice as common in men as it is in women. Smoking and obesity and diabetes increase risk. A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits and vegetables may be protective.

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