Stomach Cancer

The latest stomach cancer news, advice, and information, including diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, advanced stages, and inspiring real-life stories about people living with this disease, also known as gastric cancer.

9 Tips for Eating and Cooking After a Gastrectomy

A chef and stomach cancer survivor from “The Next Food Network Star” gives ideas for food and cooking following a gastrectomy, including using diabetic cookbooks and nut butters often.

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Back to Work After Stomach Cancer Treatment

If you’re facing stomach cancer treatment and wondering if you can continue working, here’s what you should know.

By Rachel Zohn

What Don’t You Know About Cancers of the Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ)? Probably A Lot.

If you’d never heard of the gastroesophageal junction, or GEJ, before your cancer diagnosis, you're not alone. Read this slideshow to find out more.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Gastric Cancer: More Common Around the Globe Than in U.S.

Why is stomach cancer more prevalent in other countries around the world? Reasons include a bacteria, refrigeration, and salty foods.

By PJ Hamel

All About Advanced Stomach Cancer

Learn more about stage 4 gastric cancer, including why the gastroesophageal junction matters and treatment options.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

What Are the Treatments for Stomach Cancer?

Standard-of-care treatment for gastric cancer involves radical surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Key Facts About Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

What do you need to know about stomach cancer? Learn the facts and figures about this type of cancer that is impacted by surrounding organs.

By Erin L. Boyle

Tempeh and Green Okra With Grains Recipe

Diagnosed with stomach cancer and had a gastrectomy? Renowned chef without a stomach, Hans Rueffert, shares a recipe for post-stomach removal surgery or as an every-day healthy meal.

By Pamela Kaufman

Hummus Recipe for Post-Gastrectomy

If you were diagnosed with stomach cancer and had a gastrectomy, chef Hans Rueffert has nutritious recipes on hand that can help. This recipe, for hummus, includes an unusual protein source.

By Pamela Kaufman

What's Your Risk for Stomach Cancer?

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, tends to develop slowly over many years. Test your knowledge to see if you’re at risk for the cancer.

By Sue Byrne

Featured Collections

Managing Gastric Cancer

Find tips for cooking and eating after a gastrectomy and learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor's office and beyond.

Meet the Experts

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

PJ Hamel

Patient Expert

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness, and the human body.

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health News

Tomatoes May Treat, Prevent Stomach Cancer

Several studies have suggested that tomatoes have anti-cancer properties. For example, research has shown that lycopene—the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color—may help fight cancer. Now, a new study suggests whole tomato extract may help ...

Acid Reflux Drugs Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

New research suggests long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – medications used to treat acid reflux – more than doubles your risk for stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer. This study confirms earlier research linking PPIs to higher sto...

Hummus Recipe for Post-Gastrectomy

If you were diagnosed with stomach cancer and had a gastrectomy, chef Hans Rueffert has nutritious recipes on hand that can help. This recipe, for hummus, includes an unusual protein source.