Stomach or gastric cancer starts when cancerous cells form in the lining of the stomach. According to records, stomach cancer cases in the United States are continuously declining; however, cases in Asian countries are rapidly increasing. This may be attributed to race – certain races are more susceptible to certain types of cancers – or to lifestyle trends. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, then you can file a stomach cancer claim.
Because the stomach expands during eating, it can also contain growing tumors that are not visible. The symptoms of stomach cancer can be vague and similar to other conditions. For example, bloody stool is a common sign of cancer. Although blood in stool is not always visible, it can also be present recurrently. Some people believe that having bloody stool once in a while doesn't indicate any health issues. But, just because you can't see the blood doesn’t mean that it isn't there anymore. To determine if blood is present in the stool, Fecal Occult Blood Tests are performed.
Abdominal pain is another sign of stomach cancer. Advanced cancer can be diagnosed by severe and frequent abdominal pains. Reflux and abdominal bloating are other signs of stomach cancer.