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Why Does the Global, Historic Impact of Stomach Cancer Matter?

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Adenocarcinoma, 90 to 95 percent of people diagnosed with stomach cancer have this form.
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What is stomach cancer?


Older hispanic male stomach pain
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Who’s most likely to get stomach cancer?


H. pylori bacteria illustration.
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Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer


Doctor about to perform gastrectomy.
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How is stomach cancer treated?


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What’s the incidence of stomach cancer in the U.S.?


952,000 people worldwide were diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2012.
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How prevalent is stomach cancer globally?


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A quick history of stomach cancer


Refrigerator.
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Refrigeration linked to stomach cancer decline


About 72 percent of stomach cancers occur in less developed countries.
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Stomach cancer around the world today


Fruits and vegetables on a cutting board.
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Reducing stomach cancer risk


PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel

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. She manages a large and active online survivor support network based at her local hospital and shares her wisdom and experience with the greater community via HealthCentral.com.