The early symptoms of stomach cancer can be like the symptoms of some common stomach conditions. Common symptoms of stomach cancer include:
- heartburn or indigestion that does not go away
- burping a lot
- loss of appetite
- feeling full after eating only a small amount
- weight loss.
Other possible symptoms are:
- pain or swelling in the upper tummy (abdomen) area
- being sick
- difficulty swallowing
- black poo (stools)
- feeling tired or breathless
- having hiccups a lot.
These symptoms can be caused by other conditions. But it is important to get them checked by your GP. They can arrange tests or refer you to a specialist if needed.