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What factors may increase the risk for stomach cancer?

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Factors that seem to play a role in raising the risk of stomach cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Being overweight or obese
  • A diet high in smoked, pickled, or salty foods
  • Stomach surgery for an ulcer
  • Type-A blood
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Certain genes
  • Working in coal, metal, timber, or rubber industries
  • Exposure to asbestos

From: Stomach Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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