Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Early stomach cancer usually does not cause symptoms (i.e., is asymptomatic). Symptoms usually indicate advanced disease and include the following:

  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Bloating (especially after eating)
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Loss of appetite (anorexia)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss

Publication Review By: Toomas Sorra, M.D., F.A.C.G.

Published: 14 Aug 1999

Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015