Stomach Cancer In Children  

Stomach cancer can occur in anybody and at any time. Cancer of the stomach is also referred to as gastric cancer. It is a condition which comes into notice only after it is in an advance stage and spread widely. There are numerous symptoms of stomach cancer. Even children are susceptible to this disease, and the causes may be anything from eating habits to environmental factors.

Some of the symptoms of stomach cancer are:

  • Excessive indigestion or heartburn
  • Frequent pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating of stomach
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding in stools
  • Vomiting blood

In case you notice any of these symptoms along with blood in the stools or vomit, the doctors will ask to conduct tests related to cancer of the stomach. Procedures like bioscopy and endoscopy are conducted in order to diagnose the cancer. In the United States, nearly fifteen thousand people get stomach cancer every year. Among these, nearly 30 percent are kids. Also, in several cases of cancer of the stomach, obesity was an accompanying problem. Doctors wonder if obesity in kids and stomach cancer are interrelated. However, nobody knows the exact reason of stomach cancer as it is diagnosed only in advanced stages. Bad dietary habits may be one of the leading causes of cancer of the stomach in kids.

Children who are diagnosed with stomach cancer may have to go through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy in order to control the cancer. It is not something that can be cured in kids also. If the tumor is in an isolated location, then a surgery can be performed to remove it.

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