Fast Five Quiz: Gastric Cancer

Daniel Catenacci, MD


August 23, 2022

Symptoms of gastric cancer are often nonspecific, frequently leading to a diagnosis at an advanced stage. Persistent epigastric abdominal pain accompanied by weight loss is the most common symptom at initial diagnosis and is present in approximately 50%-65% of patients with gastric cancer at the time of diagnosis.

Other symptoms of gastric cancer include:

  • Indigestion

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Dysphagia

  • Postprandial fullness

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Melena

  • Hematemesis

Jaundice is a complication of advanced disease and usually indicates the presence of hepatic metastasis or metastatic lymphadenopathy.

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