The most common type of stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma, which starts in the glandular tissue of the stomach and accounts for 90% to 95% of all stomach cancers.
About Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer, also referred to as gastric cancer, is a malignant tumor arising from the lining of the stomach. Stomach cancers are classified according to the type of tissue where they originate.
Loss of appetite
Discomfort in the upper or middle part of the abdomen
Blood in the stool (appearing black, tar-like)
Vomiting or vomiting blood
Pain or bloating in the stomach after eating
Weakness or fatigue associated with mild anemia
To diagnose stomach cancer your physician will perform an upper endoscopy. If irregularities are found, a biopsy will be taken and sent to the lab for testing. Once diagnosed, determining the stage of the stomach cancer is the next step.
Treatment options for stomach cancer vary depending on the stage of your cancer.