Fast Five Quiz: Gastric Cancer

Daniel Catenacci, MD

Disclosures

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.

Learn more about gastric cancer.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.

processing....