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Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a buildup of abnormal cells that form a mass in part of the stomach. It can develop in any part of the stomach. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body.

Types of stomach cancers


Most cancers of the stomach are adenocarcinomas. A stomach cancer or gastric cancer almost always is an adenocarcinoma. These cancers develop from the cells that form the innermost lining of the stomach.


These are cancers of the immune system tissue that are sometimes found in the wall of the stomach. The treatment and outlook depend on the type of lymphoma. For more detailed information, see Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor:

These rare tumors start in very early forms of cells in the wall of the stomach called interstitial cells of Canals. Some of these tumors are non-cancerous (benign); others are cancerous.

Carcinoid tumor:

These tumors start in hormone-making cells of the stomach. Most of these tumors do not spread to other organs. These tumors are discussed in more detail in Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer can cause several symptoms. However, these symptoms may not appear for many years as stomach cancers grow very slowly. For this reason, many people with stomach cancer do not receive a diagnosis until the disease is already advanced.

Symptoms of stomach cancer include:


  • a sensation of being very full during meals
  • swallowing difficulties
  • feeling bloated after meals
  • frequent burping
  • heartburn
  • indigestion that does not resolve
  • stomach ache
  • Pain in the breastbone.
  • Vomiting often, which may contain blood.

Risk factors

Factors that increase your risk of stomach cancer located in the stomach body include:

  • A diet high in salty and smoked foods
  • A diet low in fruits and vegetables
  • Family history of stomach cancer
  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori
  • Long-term stomach inflammation
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Smoking
  • Stomach polyps.


Natural Prevention:

Few studies show that diet and lifestyle changes may help to reduce the risk factors of building Stomach Cancer. Foods that contain fiber, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fatty acid, essential minerals, anti-cancerous elements can prevent stomach cancer. Try to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet each day. Choose a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of salty and smoked foods you eat. Protect your stomach by limiting these foods.

We can easily find these anti-cancerous foods at our near stores. We must maintain a healthy diet consists of lots of green vegetables, nuts, healthy seeds, few essential herbs and fruits in our daily diet chart. Healthy diet and disciplined life is very important to be fit and healthy.

Regular consumption of such foods like olive, garlic, ginger, chia seeds, Basil Seeds, chives, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Bitter Gourd, Capsicum/Bell pepper, Black Plum may help to reduce the risk factors of stomach cancer.

Lifestyle and other important factors that plays important role in stomach cancer prevention:

  • Regular exercise is associated with a reduced risk of stomach cancer. Try to fit physical activity into your day most days of the week.
  • Stop smoking. Smoking increases your risk of stomach cancer, as well as many other types of cancer.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Regular checkup is important too.

There are a few foods we should consume regularly besides our meals to Prevent Stomach Cancer:

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