Gastric cancer, also known as gastric carcinoma, is a cancer that starts in the stomach. At one point it was the second most common cancer in the world, but has since declined.Read more
Diseases of the
Stomach and Duodenum
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Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. There can be many possible causes for gastritis and can last from short time periods to many years. Read more
Gastroparesis is an uncommon disorder where the stomach is unable to empty its contents but there are no apparent signs of any blockage. In most cases the cause is unknown. Read more
Non-ulcer dyspepsia is a common problem where patients suffer from indigestion and other symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, yet no abnormality is found upon investigation. Read more
A peptic ulcer refers to a break in the surface lining of the stomach that is deep enough to produce a shallow crater (ulcer) in the wall of the duodenum or, less commonly, the stomach. Read more