Symptomatic of stomach cancer is characterized by the lack of patterns.
The initial stage of stomach cancer is more often is characterized by a syndrome of small signs, this includes deterioration of the patient's well-being, accelerated fatigue and general weakness, impaired ability to work, appetite, not always explainable, hostile attitude towards meat products, a feeling of heaviness in the stomach, flatulence, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, anemia, pallor, apathy and depression. The condition, in which the syndrome of small features, which does not yet indicate any serious pathology, requires referral to a more in-depth study.
Such a variety of signs of stomach cancer is determined with the location of the tumor, the prevalence of the process, the form of growth and possible complications. A number of physicians associate with the predominance of these or other symptoms, distinguish painful, dyspeptic, feverish, edematic, anemic, cachectic forms of stomach cancer, although in actual cases these schemes are not so close to reality, in fact they are more complicated.
Symptoms of stomach cancer
Usually, pain in stomach cancer occurs in the epigastrium soon after eating. At the same time, they depend on food, they can take a long time, and when the affected area is located in the lower parts of the stomach, they can be similar to ulcerative pains. Further spread of the process, in particular, the germination of the tumor into the pancreas leads to constant pains of increased intensity. But half of the patients do not feel pain for a long time.
However, the first can manifest not painful syndrome, but bleeding. The difficulty of diagnosis lies in the fact that the disease can act under the guise of other diseases. Here you can suspect both chronic gastritis and stomach ulcers, and angina, and cholecystitis and a number of others. If the pathology is localized in the lower third of the stomach, then the syndrome of small signs is observed more often, and pain and anemia are almost not manifested. And already with the exophytic growth of the tumor, such a localization of pain is stronger, the fever is more noticeable, anemia increases. Further, when the tumor spreads to both the posterior or anterior wall of the stomach, a small curvature, disturbances of evacuation from the stomach begin to manifest itself in the form of rotten belching, stagnant vomiting and similar manifestations.
With cancer of the middle and third body of the stomach the defeat of the anterior or posterior wall symptoms may not appear for a long time, the same applies to the lesion of the bottom of the stomach. But with the cancer of the gatekeeper, signs of disruption of evacuation become noticeable rather quickly.
Particularly considered cancer of the cardia, which is considered one of the forms of damage to the entrance department. Here there are differences between the cancer of the subcardia, which can go to the esophagus, cardia, rapidly esophagus and the base of the stomach, which affects the esophagus rarely.
Cardiac tumors are characterized by a benign course, and the cancer of the subcardial department is fraught with early metastases, therefore more malignant. The main symptom of cardiac cancer is dysphagia.
However, the main symptoms of stomach cancer are at an early stage, which can be felt, these are local symptoms, a feeling of discomfort in the digestive tract. The most common of these are the lack of a feeling of food saturation, the bursting and overflow of the upper abdomen, severe problems with appetite, aversion to a number of foods and dishes, a dull feeling of pain, nausea and vomiting.
If the patient already has an ulcer, it is necessary to pay attention to the change in the nature of the signs of the disease and the emergence of new, previously absent symptoms. At the slightest change in your state of health, you must hurry to the doctor. In the first place, attention should be paid to the relationship of pain to food intake, changes in taste preferences, and deterioration in the effectiveness of treatment. This is all evidence of cell mutation and the onset of the tumor process.