Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

General Information About Gastric Cancer

KEY POINTS

  • Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach.
  • Age, diet, and stomach disease can affect the risk of developing gastric cancer.
  • Symptoms of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain.
  • Tests that examine the stomach and esophagus are used to diagnose gastric cancer.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

 

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