Specific symptoms are usually absent early in the disease course. The stomach wall is very mobile and therefor tumors can be large before causing problems.
- Diffuse pain in the epigastrium
- Loss of appetite
- Early fullness
- Pain which is not relieved by food intake
- Moderate weight loss
Symptoms of advanced disease:
- Pain in the back in the thoracic-lumbar transition when there is invasion of pancreas/posterior abdominal wall.
- Retention of solid food in the esophagus or stomach depending on localization of stenosis.
- Significant anemia
- Ascites from peritoneal carcinosis, (significant spreading to the peritoneum) possibly with ileus.
- Significant weightloss