Signs & Symptoms Cancer

Stomach Cancer
Signs and Symptoms

Cancer of the stomach, also called gastric cancer, can be difficult to detect before it has spread. Often, there are no symptoms in the early stages. When symptoms do occur, they may include the following:

  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Discomfort or pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloating of the stomach after meals
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Bleeding, including vomiting blood or having blood in the stool

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.