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.
For more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.
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