It’s not uncommon for people to have a sense that something is amiss in their body, even if they don’t have specific symptoms to back up that feeling. Trust your intuition. If you are concerned that something is wrong, it could be. Make an appointment and talk with your doctor.
If stomach cancer is not diagnosed until its advanced stages, it may cause one or more of these symptoms:
If a tumor in the stomach breaks through the outer wall, an abscess, which causes a fever, may occur.
Heartburn and/or Indigestion Heartburn is more often related to esophageal irritation from acid reflux, but can also be a symptom of stomach cancer. Indigestion is an important symptom to note as well, especially if it lasts more than a day or two.
Problems Breathing If the stomach cancer has spread to the lungs, shortness of breath, coughing, and/or chest pain may occur.
Headache and Neurological Problems If the stomach cancer spreads to the brain or spinal cord, a headache, vision changes, confusion, and/or seizures may occur.
Bone pain Fractures, bone pain, and high calcium levels (seen on a blood test) may occur if cancer spreads to the bones.