Thursday, 24 January 2019 | 13:51 WIB

The Subtle Signs of Gastric Cancer

The Subtle Signs of Gastric Cancer (illustration: deherba)

JAKARTA, NNC - Gastric cancer is known as one of the most painful forms of cancer. But you need to know that the pain is not the only early warning sign of cancer of the stomach. One of the most common characteristics of gastric cancer is that it has no symptoms at all.

Gastric cancer is usually not a hereditary disease and the majority of gastric cancer caused by sporadic or random DNA mutations. Here are some warning signs on gastric cancer, as quoted from Boldsky.

Blood in stool or vomit, if you experience this, you should immediately checked by a doctor to rule out the possibility of gastric cancer before it's too late.

Satiety is one of the other symptoms that may indicate cancer of the stomach. If you feel full quite quickly than usual, then you should not ignore this.

In some cases, abdominal pain can be a sign of gastric cancer. One of the signs you should be aware of is when the pain is consistent.

If you lose weight and you are not on a diet, then you cannot ignore this. If body weight decreases gradually, then there is nothing to worry about. But if there is a sudden drop, then you should be aware of it.

Heartburn, a common digestive disorder and other problems can be a sign of gastric cancer. It is better to let your doctor know if these problems often arise.

Cancer that grows in your stomach can make you feel bloated or even mess up your bowel movements. If these conditions persist, then please consult your doctor.