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Learn About Stomach Cancer

Learn About Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, affects the stomach.  Stomach cancer is often misdiagnosed in the United States.  But it’s the fifth most common and third deadliest cancer globally.

About 27,000 stomach cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States annually.  To learn about stomach cancer details through the latest documentation from the American Society society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) click HERE.

Types Of Stomach Cancer

Treating stomach cancer first depends on the specific type:

  • Adenocarcinoma* – Intestinal Type and Diffuse Type
  • Lymphoma – MALT and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Sarcoma – GI Stromal Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine – Carcinoid

*Most Common

Learn about stomach cancer types in more detail from the American Cancer Society HERE.

Staging Of Stomach Cancer

In the United States, the most common way of staging stomach cancer is the TNM Staging system.

  • T stands for Tumor and how many layers of the stomach wall the tumor penetrated.
  • N stands for Lymph Nodes and how many lymph nodes have cancer spread too. It also looks where the lymph nodes are affected and how close to the original tumor– regional and distant.
  • M stands for metastasis. Has it spread to anywhere else?

Learn more about the TNM stomach cancer staging system through ASCO’s Cancer.net.

Diagnostic Testing

There are many tests doctors use to learn more about each individual’s cancer and how to best approach treatment. 

And the American Cancer Society addresses the different diagnostic tests HERE.

Treatment Guidelines

Receive guidance on how to treat and, fight each stage of stomach cancer.

Treatment Comfort

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Hope In A Bag

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Survivorship Guidelines

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Data Sharing

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Nutrition

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Educational Videos

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Stories Of Hope

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