What Is Stomach Cancer ?
Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, begins when healthy cells in the stomach become abnormal and grow out of control.
Types Of Stomach Cancer
Adenocarcinomas: Most Cancer of the stomach (about 90% to 95%) are adenocarcinomas. These Cancer develop from the gland cells in the innermost lining of the Stomach (the mucosa).
Other Types Of Cancer That Can Start In The Stomach
Gastrointestinal stromal Tumors (GISTs):
Neuroendocrine Tumor (including carcinoids):
Lymphomas: These cancer start in immune system cells called lymphocytes. Lymphomas usually start in other parts of the body, but some can start in the wall of the stomach.
Other types of cancer, such as squamous cell carcinomas, small cell carcinomas, and leiomyosarcomas, can also start in the stomach, but these cancer are very rare.
Risk Factors Of Stomach Cancer ?
Stomach cancer is more common among:
Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer
Most common symptoms of Stomach cancer are:
Treatment For Stomach Cancer
Your exact treatment plan will depend on the origin and stage of the cancer. Age and overall health can also play a role.
Usually, Stomach cancer is treated with one or more of the following: