Stomach Cancer

The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65. Your ...1

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Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Signs and Symptoms: Many patients will have anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells), but have no signs or symptoms before the cancer spreads. Stomach cancer may cause any of the following signs and symptoms. Check with ...2

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Causes of Stomach Cancer

Who's affected The exact cause of stomach cancer is still unclear, although you're more likely to develop it if you:

  • are male
  • are 55 years of age or older
  • smoke
  • have a diet low in fibre and high in ...
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Causes List for Stomach Cancer

Some possible causes of Stomach Cancer or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Stomach Cancer

Types of stomach cancer There are several different types of stomach cancer. More than 95% of stomach cancers develop in the cells of the stomach lining and are known as adenocarcinomas. Less common types of stomach cancer include lymphoma of ...4

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Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

Diagnostic and Staging Tests: Tests to diagnose and stage stomach cancer may include the following:

See the General Information section for a description of these ...5

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Genetics of Stomach 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 ...6

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Risk Factors for Stomach Cancer

The following are risk factors for stomach cancer: Certain medical conditions Having any of the following medical conditions may increase the risk of stomach cancer:

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection of the stomach.
  • Intestinal metaplasia (a condition in which the ...
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Treatments: Stomach Cancer

Treatment: Treatment of stomach cancer in children may include the following:

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Prevention of Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer Prevention: Key Points

  • Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent stomach cancer.
  • The following are risk factors for stomach cancer:
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Certain genetic conditions
  • Diet
  • Environmental causes
  • The following are protective factors that ...
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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Adult stomach cancer; Adult stomach carcinoma; Stomach carcinoma; Adult stomach cancer; Adult stomach carcinoma; Stomach carcinoma; Gastric cancer ...Source: GARD (NIH)8 ...

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ stomachcancer.html
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ childhood-cancers/ patient/ unusual-cancers-childhood-pdq
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ stomach-cancer/ 
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ childhood-cancers/ patient/ unusual-cancers-childhood-pdq
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ stomach-cancer/ causes/ 
  7. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ childhood-cancers/ patient/ unusual-cancers-childhood-pdq
  8. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 7704/ stomach-cancer

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