Stomach Cancer

To learn more about stomach cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.

To view stomach cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet in Spanish
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet: Gastric Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Early-stage stomach cancer is often asymptomatic, which makes it difficult to detect early.  Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer include poor appetite, unintended weight loss, abdominal pain, discomfort or swelling, feeling full in the upper abdomen after small meals, heartburn or indigestion, nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), blood in stool and/or anemia (low red blood cell count).1

  • The risk of stomach cancer increases in people that eat large amounts of smoked foods, salted fish and meat, and pickled vegetables, while eating lots of fruits and vegetables lowers risk. Other risk factors associated with stomach cancer include infection with helicobacter pylori bacteria, tobacco use, previous stomach surgery, pernicious anemia, inherited cancer syndromes such as hereditary diffuse gastric cancer and Lynch syndrome (among others), and family history of stomach cancer.2

  • Connecting with other people that have stomach cancer online and/or one-to-one matching can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.


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November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

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