Stomach cancer


Stomach cancer is not very common in the UK. The symptoms of stomach cancer include heartburn/acid reflux, problems swallowing, feeling sick, indigestion. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, feeling tired etc.

You are likely to get stomach cancer if you are:

  • Over the age of 50

  • Male

  • You have stomach conditions such as severe acid reflux, gastritis and pernicious anaemia which affects the immune system




To reduce the risk of getting stomach cancer, you should do the following:

  1. Quit smoking

  2. Lose weight if you are overweight

  3. Cut down on how much salt you eat

  4. Eat a variety of fruit and vegetables