Stomach Cancer

What is Stomach Cancer?

Cancers of the stomach occur most commonly in men over age 40, representing the eighth most frequently occurring male cancer. Early symptoms of stomach cancer very often mimic indigestion or heartburn: vague fullness in the stomach, nausea, belching, and loss of appetite, especially for meat—symptoms that often don't prompt a visit to the doctor. Stomach cancers occur more commonly in people who have chronic stomach ulcers, severe stomach irritation and damage from vitamin B12 deficiency, and abuse alcohol.

Stomach cancerIf you suffer from more than a week or two of these kinds of symptoms—especially if you are a man over 40—you must be certain to have your personal physician check the symptoms. Don't ignore these seemingly innocuous symptoms, treating them yourself, hoping they will go away. In stomach cancer—as in most cancers— the name of the game is prevention: leading a lifestyle that reduces your risk. There are a number of nutritional dos and don'ts that may help. Let's look.

Stomach Cancer Herbal remedies

• See Breast Cancer.

What makes Stomach Cancer worse?

•  Foods containing nitrate, a food additive. Recommendation: Eliminate from your diet bacon, luncheon meats, hot dogs, and smoked or cured meats.

•  Limit your intake of soybean products. They contain enzyme inhibitors.

• Avoid refined sugars. A significant correlation turned up in a 1985 study of 50,000 German households between the intake of refined sugars and stomach cancer in both men and women. Sugar has a strongly irritative and damaging effect on the intestinal lining, not to mention its role in depressing your immune defenses. Recommendation: Eliminate all refined sugars from your diet: table sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, and all products made with these substances.

• Although several studies have reported that people who develop stomach cancer drink more milk than people who do not, we do not feel that this finding implicates milk or even the saturated fat in the milk as a cancer-causing agent. The association may be as straightforward as this: People who have stomach cancer typically develop symptoms of indigestion, sometimes for years before being diagnosed. Since milk is the hands-down favorite old wives' remedy for indigestion, perhaps these people drink more milk because they have more indigestion. Recommendation: we remain unconvinced that in the case of milk and stomach cancer there is a cause and effect at work.

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