Can Gastritis Lead to Cancer?

Q:
Can gastritis lead to cancer?

A:
Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. There are two kinds of gastritis: acute gastritis and chronic gastritis. The acute gastritis may occur suddenly while the chronic gastritis may develop slowly over time. If not treated immediately, the acute gastritis may lead to stomach cancer.

Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. It is a kind of tumor growing in the lining of the stomach. The early symptoms of gastric cancer include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, heartburn and poor appetite.

It should be noticed that if not treated immediately the gastric cancer may spread to other parts of the body.

If you think you may have gastritis or gastric cancer, you should consult your doctor for immediate treatments.

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