Stomach Cancer Directory
Stomach cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the stomach. Over time, the cancer may invade more deeply into the stomach wall and spread to nearby organs. Smoking and certain chronic conditions increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gastric/stomach cancer is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Diagnosing and Treating Stomach Cancer
An overview of the diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer from the experts at WebMD.
Stomach Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Possible Causes
Learn the symptoms and treatment for stomach cancer and find out how you can lower your risk.
Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]-Stomach Cancer Prevention
Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent stomach cancer.Avoiding cancer risk factors may help prevent certain cancers. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise. Increasing protective factors such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising may also help prevent some cancers. Talk to your doctor or other health care professional about how you might lower your risk of cancer.The following are risk factors for stomach cancer:Certain medical conditionsHaving 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 cells that line the stomach are replaced by cells that normally line the intestines).Chronic atrophic gastritis (thinning of the stomach lining caused by long-term inflammation of the stomach).Pernicious anemia (a type of anemia caused by vitamin B12
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
An overview of the symptoms of stomach cancer from the experts at WebMD.
6 Ways to Conquer a Scary Diagnosis
Life goes on after receiving news of a frightening illness. Here’s how.
The Hunt for a Cancer Cure
What's the next big breakthrough in beating cancer? Our Chief Medical Editor checks in with Stand Up to Cancer's dream team researchers.
Complementary Medicine: Can It Treat Your Cancer?
There’s a lot of buzz about complementary medicine. But can it really help when it comes to treating cancer?
Eating to Fight Cancer
Beyond quitting smoking, drinking less, losing weight, and exercising, lowering your risk of cancer is all about a healthy diet. Here's what to eat, and what to avoid, to stack the odds in your favor.
Improving Your Appetite After Treatment
Cancer survivor Dr. Julie Silver explains how to kickstart your appetite after cancer treatment.
Improving Your Sleep When You Have Cancer
Cancer survivor Dr. Julie Silver has tips for better sleep while recovering from cancer.
The Pain of Cancer Treatment
Julie Silver, MD, a cancer survivor, talks about the pain associated with cancer treatment.
Understanding Cancer Supplements
Julie Silver, MD, a cancer survivor, cautions against supplements while undergoing cancer treatment.