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 risk of getting it is also higher if you

  • Have had a Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Have had stomach inflammation
  • Are a man
  • Eat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have a family history of stomach cancer

It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Indigestion and stomach discomfort can be symptoms of early cancer, but other problems can cause the same symptoms. In advanced cases, there may be blood in your stool, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, jaundice, or trouble swallowing. Doctors diagnose stomach cancer with a physical exam, blood and imaging tests, an endoscopy, and a biopsy.

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  1. Stomach Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    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 ...
  2. Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is an inherited disorder that greatly increases the chance of developing a form of stomach(gastric) cancer. In this form, ...
  3. ... You are more likely to be diagnosed with gastric cancer if you: Have a diet low in fruits and vegetables Have a family history of gastric cancer Have an infection of the stomach by a ...
  4. Stages of Gastric Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Gastric (stomach) cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, chemoradiation, and targeted therapy. Learn more about the diagnosis, ...
  5. Treatment Options by Stage (Gastric Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Gastric (stomach) cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, chemoradiation, and targeted therapy. Learn more about the diagnosis, ...
  6. General Information about Gastric Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Stomach Cancer/Start Here ... Stomach Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Gastric (stomach) cancer treatment can include surgery, ...
  7. Treatment Option Overview (Gastric Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Stomach Cancer/Treatments and Therapies ... Stomach Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Gastric (stomach) cancer treatment ...
  8. Risks of Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... no standard or routine screening test for stomach (gastric) cancer. Stomach (gastric) cancer is not common in the U.S. Learn about ...
  9. Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... no standard or routine screening test for stomach (gastric) cancer. Stomach (gastric) cancer is not common in the U.S. Learn about ...
  10. Drugs Approved for Stomach (Gastric) Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for stomach (gastric) cancer. The list includes generic names and brand names. ... Stomach Cancer/Treatments and Therapies
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