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Stomach cancer


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Stomach cancer is cancer that’s found in the stomach. The stomach is part of the digestive system and helps digest food.

Symptoms of stomach cancer may include heartburn, acid reflux, problems swallowing, feeling full quickly after eating and losing weight.

It's not always clear what causes stomach cancer. You may be more likely to get it if you have certain stomach conditions, or a family history of it.

Things you can do to reduce your risk of stomach cancer include quitting smoking, losing weight, cutting down on alcohol and eating a healthy diet.

The main test for stomach cancer is a gastroscopy, where a camera is used to look inside your stomach.

Treatment for stomach cancer depends on what kind of cancer you have, and may include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and other medicines.

Page last reviewed: 14/02/2023
Next review due: 14/02/2026