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What about Stomach Cancer?
What test would you have to see if you had stomach cancer?  I have had nausea for over two months and the doctors told me I have reflux.  Could reflux be a symptom of cancer?  Is nausea a symptom of reflux?  Nobody talks about nausea being a symptom of reflux.

I have had blood tests where my amylase was 195, but everything else was normal.  A barium swallow showed a "small amount of reflux" but everything else was normal.

What is really bothering me is the constant nausea.  I drink ginger tea which helps.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi.  The best procedure which can be done to see if you have stomach cancer is to have a flexible endoscopy done (also called an "esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy" or EGD), and then have a biopsy of any suspicious looking lesions.  Although reflux and nausea are not specific symptoms for stomach cancer, chronic recurrent reflux is a risk factor for developing esophageal cancer.  If you're really worried about your condition, my suggestion is for you to see a gastroenterologis and have the EGD done.
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