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Understanding Stomach Cancer -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Stomach Cancer?

The most important way to prevent stomach cancer is to avoid cigarette smoking. Eating more fruits and vegetables and less smoked or pickled foods, salt, and foods with a high amount of nitrates is helpful as well.

Wear protective garments if working in the coal mining, metal processing, or rubber industries. Occupational exposure in these industries has been shown to increase the risk of gastric cancer.

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Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 14, 2015

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