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.
What Is Small Intestine Cancer?
What Is Small Intestine Cancer? WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this rare condition.
Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
An overview of the symptoms of stomach cancer from the experts at WebMD.
Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Description of the Evidence
BackgroundIncidence and mortalityIn 2013, it is estimated that 21,600 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer and 10,990 will die of it. Two-thirds of people diagnosed with gastric cancer are older than 66 years. The disease is much more common in other countries, principally Japan, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, South and Central America, the Soviet Union, China, and Korea. Gastric cancer is a major cause of death worldwide, especially in developing countries.The major type of gastric cancer is adenocarcinoma (95%). The remaining malignant tumors include lymphomas, sarcomas, carcinoid tumors and other rare types. Distinguishing the common adenocarcinoma from the uncommon lymphoma may sometimes be difficult but is important, due to major differences in staging, treatment, and prognosis. Gastric adenocarcinomas can be further categorized into an intestinal type and a diffuse type. Intestinal-type lesions are frequently ulcerative and occur in the
Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Description of the Evidence
BackgroundIncidence and mortalityThe age-adjusted incidence rate for gastric cancer in the United States for the years 2004 to 2008 was 7.7 persons per 100,000 population. Incidence among men is twice as high as among women. Mortality rates for gastric cancer have been declining worldwide in recent decades, most prominently in the United States.[2,3] Mortality rates for white males in the United States were approximately 40 deaths per 100,000 population in 1930, compared with 4.6 deaths per 100,000 population for the years 2003 to 2007. The death rate from gastric cancer for black males was 2.3 times higher than for whites for the years 2003 to 2007. The annual number of new cases seems to be steady in recent years; in 2013, it is estimated 21,600 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer and 10,990 persons will die of it. Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world.[6,7] Worldwide, the estimated number of cases per year in 2008 was
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