HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

It is rare to experience symptoms in the early stages of stomach (gastric) cancer. This is why it can be hard to detect the disease before it has progressed. The signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can vary based on the severity of the stage of the cancer: 

Early Stage Symptoms of Gastric Cancers

  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel
  • Nausea without other causes
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Feeling full after eating only a small amount

Late Stage Symptoms of Gastric Cancers

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen
  • Vomiting, with or without blood
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Blood in the stool
  • Pain in the abdomen (stomach area)