Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer can kill over 10,720 people in one year.

Survival Rate

The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the cancer is found. The five-year survival rate of all people with stomach cancer is about 28%. This statistic reflects the fact that most people with stomach cancer are diagnosed after the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If stomach cancer is found before it has spread, the five-year survival rate is generally higher but depends on the stage of the cancer found during surgery.

Who It Affects

The incidence and mortality rates of stomach cancer vary by race/ethnicity and by sex. Incidence rates are much lower among whites than among other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Incidence rates are highest in American Indians/Alaska Natives, followed by African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. African Americans and Asians/Pacific Islanders have the highest stomach cancer mortality rates, followed by Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and whites. Men have much higher stomach cancer incidence and mortality rates than women.

These are 3 stages of stomach cancer.

I chose this because my grandpa has it and they gave him only a couple more years to live.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for stomach cancer include Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection of the stomach, smoking, family history of stomach cancer, a diet high in salted or in smoked foods, and a diet low in fruits and vegetables. There is no standard or routine screening test for stomach cancer. Standard treatments for stomach cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, chemo radiation and targeted therapy.