According to statistics that stomach cancer is the one-fourth as common as it was 70 years ago, but unfortunately there were 24,000 new cases each year are diagnosed in the United States. If the symptoms detect early the five-year survival rate is 90%.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of stomach cancer are often not noticeable until the disease spreads throughout the stomach and to other organs. In advanced stages, the cancer is no longer treatable, and the five-year survival rate is only 3%.
So, the problem is how to prevent this silent killer before it attacks you? In this article we are going to provide you the answer to that million-dollar question. First should arm yourself with knowledge by learning the risk factors and the warning signs of stomach cancer. Stomach cancer can be hard to detect because when the symptoms finally do occur, they are often so mild that the person ignores them.
The American Cancer Society Claims that these are the Symptoms which Could Indicate Stomach Cancer:
- indigestion or heartburn
- discomfort or pain in the abdomen
- nausea and vomiting
- diarrhea or constipation
- bloating of the stomach after meals
- loss of appetite
- weakness and fatigue
- bleeding (vomiting blood or having blood in the stool)
These are the Most Common factors that Could Increase Your Risk for Developing Stomach Cancer Include the Following:
- age (over 55)
- gender (males are two-thirds more likely than women)
- diet high in foods that are smoked, dried, salted, or pickled
- smoking and alcohol abuse
- previous stomach surgery
- family history
- presence of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, which may cause ulcers
Note: It is very important to be very aware of these signs and if you happen to notice any of this, visit your doctor or medical expert that can help you!
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