- Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world
- It begins in cells in the inner stomach layer
- Some of your daily habits can also cause stomach cancer Contribute
Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. In 2018, one million cases were reported. It begins in cells in the inner stomach layer and slowly penetrates into the stomach wall. Symptoms of stomach cancer include:
- loss of appetite
- flatulence after eating
- blood in stool
- blood in stool
Gastric cancer is categorized according to the type of tissue it is derived from. The most common stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma, which accounts for 90% to 95% of all gastric cancers and begins in the glandular glandular tissue. Other forms of stomach cancer include lymphomas (which develop in the lymphatic system) and sarcomas (which affect the connective tissue such as muscles, fat or blood vessels).
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Habits that cause stomach cancer
Some of your daily habits may also contribute to the progression of stomach cancer. Here are 5 habits that can cause stomach cancer:
People who eat regularly get this type of cancer less often than those who do not. The stomach works better if we follow a tight diet. After a solid diet, the stomach helps to digest the food properly, and does not damage the stomach. For a healthy stomach, it is essential to stick to a solid diet plan.
If you can not maintain a strict eating habits, you can take a snack in between, as it will not starve your stomach and still keep you healthy.
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Hot foods can be dangerous to your stomach as the digestive tract mucosa is not suitable is food with a temperature of 50 to 60 degrees. This leads to gastric burns and pathological changes that lead to gastric cancer. It is better to avoid eating hot foods as this will only lead to health risks.
When you get hungry, gastric acid reaches its peak and attacks the stomach. Eating sour fruits such as lemon juice, blueberries, etc. on an empty stomach will definitely cause a problem. This can lead to a large lump of stomach, which increases the air pressure in the stomach and other symptoms also occur.
Regular smoking increases the risk of developing stomach cancer, especially on the proximal stomach – a part of the stomach that is closest to the esophagus. If you are someone who has been tobacco dependent for a long time, you should probably stop now. This habit does not do you any good, but only escalates health risks that could cost you your life.
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Other Risk Factors
- Alcohol Use
- Stomach Problems
- History of Stomach Problems
- Helicobacter pylori infection – caused by H. pylori Bacteria at increased risk of stomach cancer
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 3, 2019