Researchers develop breath test that could predict, diagnose stomach cancer

April 14, 2015 3:18 PM

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It is estimated that around 24,590 people in the US will be diagnosed with stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, this year. It is most common among older people, with 69 being the average age of diagnosis in the US.

Stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms in its early stages, making it hard to detect. If it does cause symptoms, these include poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain and nausea, which can often be mistaken for other conditions.

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