can someone help me define stomach cancer as much as possible in their own words rather than it sound like it came from a text book pleaseI'm doing a paper and I have to define stomach cancer but...

can someone help me define stomach cancer as much as possible in their own words rather than it sound like it came from a text book please

I'm doing a paper and I have to define stomach cancer but I'm having problems defining it where i can make it sound like it is coming from me.  This isn't easy - can someone help me please?

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boblawrence | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Cancers are purposeless and uncontrolled growths in the body.  They take over the area in which they grow, and can spread to nearby organs.  Cancers can also spread through the blood stream to distant organs such as the lungs, liver or brain.   They can spread through the lymphatic system to lymph nodes, near the tumor as well as far away in other areas of the body.

Stomach cancer begins in the stomach.  At first it may cause very little discomfort, perhaps only indigestion.  Later on as the cancer grows, it fills up the stomach and causes the patient to feel full, even without eating a large meal.  At this point the patient may experience weight loss.  When stomach cancer spreads to other vital organs such as the lungs or brain, or if the patient becomes severely malnourished, the patient may die.

Stomach cancers are difficult to cure, and seldom are.  The best treatment for early stomach cancer is surgical removal.  For later, advanced stomach cancers, chemotherapy and radiation are used.

Stomach cancers may be caused by diets heavy in salted and pickled foods.  Also, they tend to be much commoner in certain nationalities, particularly the Japanese.

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Adenocarcinoma is the common name for stomach cancer.  This is the word you will most likley hear from your physician.

Stomach cancer can be defined as a polyp or tumor that is in the lining of the stomach or lower intestines.

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