Stomach cancer

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.

Risks for stomach cancer

Risks for stomach cancer include H. pylori infection, smoking, family history and genetic conditions. Learn about stomach cancer risk.

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.

Stages of stomach cancer

Staging describes the extent of stomach cancer in the body. Learn about the stages 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.

Research in stomach cancer

Learn about stomach cancer research, including treatment with targeted therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

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.