A cancer growing in the stomach can cause warning signs in various parts of the body, including the face.
First, watch your skin: is there a yellow tint that wasn’t there before?
If so, it could be a sign of jaundice or cancer.
Jaundice also causes the whites of the eyes to turn yellow. If you notice yellowing of the face, see your doctor.
Stomach cancer can also lead to unwanted sensations, including nausea, fatigue, and abdominal pain.
In addition, the abdomen may expand outward as it swells and the skin may itch.
The British agency Cancer Research notes that when visiting the toilet, look for “black stools containing blood.”
Also look out for any trouble swallowing, which is another possible sign of stomach cancer.
Stomach cancer tends to spread to the liver, if not detected early, to the lungs, or to the lining of abdominal tissues. When the tumor spreads to the lungs, people are likely to have frequent coughing and shortness of breath.
And if you have any symptoms that last for three weeks or longer, it’s a good idea to see your doctor.