What is stomach cancer?
Stomach cancer begins in the cells of the inner layer of the stomach. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to stomach cancer.
Finding stomach cancer early
When stomach cancer is detected and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Recognizing symptoms and getting regular checkups are the best ways to detect stomach cancer early. The sooner symptoms are reported, the sooner a doctor can diagnose and treat the cancer.
Symptoms of stomach cancer
Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer include abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and loss of appetite. Learn about the symptoms of stomach cancer.
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
Tests to diagnose stomach cancer, such as upper GI endoscopy, are done when symptoms suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing stomach cancer.
Grading and classifying stomach cancer
Grading stomach cancer helps predict how fast the cancer is growing. Learn about the grades of stomach cancer.
If stomach cancer spreads
Stomach cancer can spread from the stomach to surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. Learn about common sites where stomach cancer can spread.
Prognosis and survival for stomach cancer
Prognostic factors for stomach cancer include stage of the cancer and the type of tumour. Learn about prognostic factors for stomach cancer.
Treatments for stomach cancer
Treatments for stomach cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapy. Learn about treatment plans and options for stomach cancer.
Supportive care for stomach cancer
Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of stomach cancer. Learn about coping with long-term side effects of stomach cancer.
Stomach cancer statistics
The number of stomach cancer cases is declining in Canadian men and women. Learn about mortality and incidence statistics for stomach cancer.