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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Metastatic gastric cancer generally occurs at stage 4 and affects organs such as liver, lungs, brain, or the peritoneum, etc. It is the state of cancer when the cancerous cells have spread to farther areas than from where it actually originated.

Stomach cancers are very difficult to diagnose at early stages because in most cases they do not present any specific symptoms in initial stages. Most of the stomach cancers are difficult to treat because they are diagnosed at later stages when they have already metastasized to other parts of the body.

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer that begins from the lining of the stomach. Early symptoms of the cancer may include heartburn, upper abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite. Stomach cancers have a tendency to grow slowly over the years. Often, it is not detected at early stages.

Stomach cancer survival rate can be predicted based on the stage and age of patients. Survival rate is high in early stages and at a young age in case of stomach cancer. About 60% of people diagnosed with stomach cancer each year are above 65 years of age.

Different types of surgeries are recommended depending on the stage of cancer as stomach cancer metastasizes to other nearby organs. With surgery, chemo or radiation or combinational therapies can also be recommended during the treatment.