Stomach cancer

What is stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer starts in stomach cells. The most common type is adenocarcinoma.

Risks for stomach cancer

Things that increase your risk for stomach cancer include smoking tobacco and having certain infections or stomach conditions.

Finding stomach cancer early

The best ways to find stomach cancer early are to recognize symptoms and have a personal plan for testing if you have a higher risk.

Symptoms of stomach cancer

Common signs and symptoms of stomach cancer include indigestion, heartburn, loss of appetite and bloating.

Diagnosis of stomach cancer

Tests such as endoscopy, blood tests and biopsy can be used to diagnose or rule out stomach cancer.

Grading stomach cancer

Grading describes how cancer cells look compared to healthy cells. Stomach cancer is described as low grade or high grade.

Stages of stomach cancer

The stage of stomach cancer describes how much cancer is in the body.

If stomach cancer spreads

Stomach cancer can spread (metastasize) to lymph nodes, organs in the abdomen and other parts of the body.

Prognosis and survival for stomach cancer

Prognosis estimates the outcome for stomach cancer. It depends on many factors including the stage and HER2 status.

Treatments for stomach cancer

Stomach cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapy.

Supportive care for stomach cancer

Supportive care helps people meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of stomach cancer.

Research in stomach cancer

Researchers are always learning more about stomach cancer and how to treat it.

Stomach cancer statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with stomach cancer and how many die from it in a certain time frame.