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 After a Gastrectomy

This chef and stomach cancer survivor offers great post-gastrectomy cooking and eating tips.

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Fighting Opioid Dependency After Stomach Cancer

Some cancer patients survive treatment, only to become dependent on opioids. Here's the story of one man who experienced exactly that — and with help from all sides, battled through.

By Rachel Zohn

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

Ever Heard of GEJ Cancers?

If you’ve never heard of the gastroesophageal junction, you're not alone. Read this slideshow to find out more about these little-known cancers.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Gastric Cancer Around the World

Why is stomach cancer more common outside the U.S.? The reasons include a type of bacteria, the rise of refrigeration, and cutting back on salt-preserved foods.

By PJ Hamel

All About Advanced Stomach Cancer

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

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

What Are the Treatments for Stomach Cancer?

Standard-of-care treatment for gastric cancer depends on the stage and includes radical surgery, lymphadenectomy, 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

Gastrectomy? Try This Recipe

Hans Rueffert, a renowned chef without a stomach, shares this tempeh and green okra recipe that's perfect for post-stomach removal surgery.

By Pamela Kaufman

Try Easy-to-Digest Hummus After a Gastrectomy

If you had a gastrectomy for stomach cancer, chef Hans Rueffert can relate. Try his easy-to-digest hummus recipe with an Indian twist.

By Pamela Kaufman

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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

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease.

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

Can Tomatoes Help You Fight Stomach Cancer?

Whole tomato extract may help treat—and even prevent—stomach cancer by stopping the growth of stomach cancer cells, according to this new study.

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...

Try Easy-to-Digest Hummus After a Gastrectomy

If you had a gastrectomy for stomach cancer, chef Hans Rueffert can relate. Try his easy-to-digest hummus recipe with an Indian twist.