Stomach Cancer Topic Guide

Stomach Cancer Stomach Cancer: Stomach cancer is found in the upper digestive tract and usually begins in the lining of the stomach organ. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of stomach cancer, and this kind of cancer tends to spread or metastasize into the adjoining tissues and organs. Risk factors include:
  • Smoking,
  • a diet low in fruit and vegetables,
  • being male,
  • a diet high in smoked and processed meats, and
  • a prior diagnosis of pernicious anemia
Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.


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