The stomach is part of the digestive tract and is located in the upper abdominal region. The stomach is divided into different regions: the fundic, body, cardiac, and pyloric. The main role of the stomach is to secrete the acid and digestive juices that digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Some types of gastric polyps, such as hyperplastic polyps and adenomatous polyps, have a high risk of turning into cancer. Other polyps, such as fundic gland polyps, possess a low risk of malignancy.
The symptoms of gastric cancer are bloating after eating, abdominal pain, low appetite, unintended weight loss, indigestion, nausea, and vomiting.