Here is information about stomach cancer, risk factors, symptoms, screening, early detection, diagnosis, staging, choosing a treatment facility, treatments, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, molecular testing, genetics, clinical trials, and what's new in the diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer. If you have any questions, contact our office at (855) 475-1200 or email us at Patient.Resource@DebbiesDream.org. All services are free and we would be happy to help!
Stomach Cancer Overview
Stomach (gastric) cancer – those that begin in the stomach or the junctions of these two organs – is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and fourth among women worldwide. Each year nearly 950,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with stomach cancer, and approximately 700,000 die of the disease. Approximately 28,000 Americans will be diagnosed with stomach cancer each year and over 11,000 will die within a year. While the incidence of stomach cancer has been dropping steadily in this country since World War II, it remains a major global health problem and is estimated to be the fourth most common cancer worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Chile, and the former Soviet Union all have a very high incidence of gastric cancer. This high incidence is believed to be related to eating a diet consisting of heavily smoked, salted, and pickled foods.
Stomach Cancer Guidelines for Patients
Debbies's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer has partnered with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to provide the most up-to-date guidelines for patients. NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease.
Stomach Cancer Brochure
To learn more about this and other stomach cancer topics, download Debbie's Dream Foundation Stomach Cancer Brochure, developed with Lilly Oncology. Or contact our office to request a free copy via mail. You can also contact us to request a free Mentor from our Patient Resource Education Program (PREP). We are here for you!
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