Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Your Path

  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Risk Factors

  • > 50
  • Smoking
  • ETOH abuse
  • Men > women
  • H pylori→ MALT associated
  • Raised in East Asia/Japan, South America, Eastern Europe


  • Epigastic pain
  • Weight loss
  • Develops sub-acutely
  • Feel full when eating ever smaller quantities of food
  • Nausea, vomiting (more so if obstruction)
  • Slow blood loss, though can have hematemesis, melena

Physical Exam Findings

  • Weight loss
  • Sometimes epigastric pain on palpation
  • Can have mass w/advanced or metastatic disease
  • Sometimes black stools (if bleeding)