Stomach cancer

Common Name(s)

Stomach cancer, Gastric cancer, Stomach carcinoma

Stomach cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lining of the stomach. Stomach cancer occurs when cells in the stomach develop mutations that result in the cells dividing rapidly and resisting death. Those cells form a tumor.

Early signs of stomach cancer include indigestion, bloating, heartburn, nausea, and loss of appetite. As the cancer develops, symptoms may include stomach pain, vomiting, weight loss, stomach swelling, difficulty swallowing, diarrhea, constipation, bloody stool, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), weakness, and exhaustion.

Risk factors for stomach cancer include having long-term iron deficiency (anemia), being infected with the bacteria H. pylori, Epstein-Barr virus infection, having stomach growths called polyps, having stomach surgery to remove ulcers, having type-A blood, smoking, obesity, being exposed to chemicals or asbestos, and eating foods that have been smoked or are high in sodium. Certain genes also increase one’s risk of developing stomach cancer.

There are several tests used to diagnose stomach cancer. In a procedure called an endoscopy, a doctor puts a narrow tube with a camera down the patient’s throat to view the stomach. Blood tests, X-ray imaging (upper GI series test), and computed tomography (CT) scans can also be used to diagnose stomach cancer. A procedure called a biopsy can be used to collect and analyze a tissue sample from the stomach to check for cancer cells. Additional tests may be performed to determine the stage of the disease.

Treatment for stomach cancer often involves surgical removal of parts of the stomach and surrounding tissues. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted drugs may also be used. If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options. Support groups are available for more resources and information.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Stomach cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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No Stomach For Cancer

Our mission is to support research and united the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. We advance awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provide a support network for affected families, and support research for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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Following organizations serve the condition "Stomach cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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No Stomach For Cancer

Our mission is to support research and united the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. We advance awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provide a support network for affected families, and support research for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer.

http://www.nostomachforcancer.org

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Stomach cancer" returned 428 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Stomach Cancer Screening in Korea, 2005-2015: After the Introduction of the National Cancer Screening Program.
 

Author(s): Eun Young Lee, Yoon Young Lee, Mina Suh, Eunji Choi, Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Hyunsoon Cho, Boyoung Park, Jae Kwan Jun, Yeol Kim, Jin Kyung Oh, Moran Ki, Kui Son Choi

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2018 Oct;59(8):923-929.

 

This study aimed to investigate socioeconomic inequalities in stomach cancer screening in Korea and trends therein across income and education groups.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Osteoporosis and fracture after gastrectomy for stomach cancer: A nationwide claims study.
 

Author(s): Gi Hyeon Seo, Hae Yeon Kang, Eun Kyung Choe

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0532.

 

This study was planned to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of osteoporosis and fracture after gastrectomy for stomach cancer using a nationwide claims database in South Korea.Data from 41,512 patients (50-79 years) who underwent gastrectomy for stomach cancer from 2008 to 2010 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The associations of comorbidities and consumption of fruit and vegetable with quality of life among stomach cancer survivors.
 

Author(s): Ji-Wei Wang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Qing-Long Deng, Wan-Li Chen, Xian Wang, Jin-Ming Yu

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Stomach cancer survivors (SCS) often carry the dual burden of the cancer itself and other comorbidities; meanwhile, they are highly motivated to seek health advice about lifestyles to improve their health and quality of life (QOL). The associations of the comorbidity and the consumption ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Stomach cancer" returned 33 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Removal of Nasogastric Tube Accidentally Stitched to Roux-en-Y Oesophagojejunostomy Following a Radical Gastrectomy for Stomach Cancer: Case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ayman Z Azzam, Kareem A Azzam, Tarek Amin

Journal: Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2018 Feb;18(1):e110-e111.

 

Nasogastric tubes (NGTs) are important for feeding, stenting and decompression after gastrointestinal surgeries, particularly in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Resistance in the removal of a NGT is a rare surgical complication and may be due to a knot in the tube or a stitch anchoring ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mass-like Dieulafoy's lesion associated with advanced gastric cancer at the antrum of stomach: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hsi-Lan Huang, Chi Yan Leung, Chien-Jui Cheng

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Dieulafoy's lesion, also known as a caliber-persistent artery, is a shallow, small, and rare lesion that occurs along the lesser curvature of proximal stomach. It is rare for a Dieulafoy's lesion to present as a mass-like lesion that coexists with gastric cancer. To our best knowledge, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety With CAR-T for Stomach Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stomach Neoplasms

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Prospective Evaluation and Molecular Profiling in People With Gastric Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stomach Neoplasms; Stomach Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2018

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S-1/Oxaliplatin for High Risk Patients Who Underwent Gastrectomy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stomach Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2018

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