Gastric cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach.
Cancer - stomach; Stomach cancer; Gastric carcinoma; Adenocarcinoma of the stomach
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Several different types of cancer can occur in the stomach. The most common type is called adenocarcinoma, which starts from one of the common cell types found in the lining of the stomach.
There are several types of adenocarcinoma. Because other types of gastric cancer are more rare, this article focuses on adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
Adenocarcinoma of the stomach is a common
The rate of most types of gastric adenocarcinoma in the United States has gone down over the years. Experts think the decrease may be because people are eating less salted, cured, and smoked foods.
Risk factors for gastric cancer are:
- Family history of gastric cancer
Helicobacter pyloriinfection (a common bacteria that can also cause stomach ulcers)
- History of an adenomatous gastric
polyplarger than 2 centimeters
- History of chronic atrophic
- History of