Gastric cancer

What is gastric cancer? Gastric cancer, or cancer of the stomach, was once considered a single entity. Now, scientists divide this cancer into two main classes: gastric cardia cancer (cancer of the top inch of the stomach, where it meets ...1

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Symptoms of Gastric cancer

Symptoms of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain. These and other signs and symptoms may be caused by gastric cancer or by other conditions. In the early stages of gastric cancer, the following symptoms may occur:

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Causes of Gastric cancer

Gastric (stomach) cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. The stomach is in the upper abdomen and helps digest food. Infection with bacteria called H. pylori is a common cause of ...2

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Causes List for Gastric cancer

Some possible causes of Gastric cancer or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Gastric cancer

Overall gastric cancer incidence is decreasing. However, this decline is mainly in the rates of non-cardia gastric cancer (4). Gastric cardia cancer, which was once very uncommon, has risen in incidence in recent decades (5). ...Source: NCI (NIH)4 ...

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Diagnosis of Gastric cancer

Tests that examine the stomach and esophagus are used to detect (find) and diagnose gastric cancer. The following tests and procedures may be used:

  • Physical exam and history : An exam of the body to check general signs of health, including ...
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Genetics of Gastric cancer

Family history: You're more likely to develop stomach cancer if you have a close relative with the condition, such as one of your parents or a sibling (brother or sister). In such cases, it may be appropriate for your ...5

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Risk Factors for Gastric cancer

Infection with H. pylori is the primary identified cause of gastric cancer. Other risk factors for gastric cancer include chronic gastritis; older age; male sex; a diet high in salted, smoked, or poorly preserved foods and low in fruits and ...6

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Treatments: Gastric cancer

Testing for and treating H. pylori infection is also recommended after resection of early gastric cancer and for low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma. However, most experts agree that the available evidence does not support widespread testing for and eradication of ...7

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Prevention of Gastric cancer

Can treatment to eradicate H. pylori infection reduce gastric cancer rates? Long-term follow-up of data from a randomized clinical trial carried out in Shandong, China—an area where rates of gastric cancer are very high—found that short ...8

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  1. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ causes-prevention/ risk/ infectious-agents/ h-pylori-fact-sheet
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ stomach
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ causes-prevention/ risk/ infectious-agents/ h-pylori-fact-sheet
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ stomach-cancer/ causes/ 
  6. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ causes-prevention/ risk/ infectious-agents/ h-pylori-fact-sheet
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.

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