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.

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9 Tips for Eating After a Gastrectomy

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

By Pamela Kaufman

The Latest

Woman's stomach exposed

Is it Acid Reflux…or Stomach Cancer?

Their symptoms seem to mimic each other, but don’t get it twisted—there are some clear cut differences between GERD and stomach cancer.

By Katherine Malmo
Steve Melen and his daughter.

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
Business lunch

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
Where the esophagus meets the stomach.

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
Woman adding fruit to blender to make a smoothie.

10 Smoothie Recipes for Cancer Prevention

Protecting yourself from cancer has never been so delicious. Try these 10 delicious and antioxident-rich smoothie recipes today.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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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
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Advanced Stages

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
Senior man getting chemotherapy.

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
Human digestive tract.

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

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

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.