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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

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Dr. Edward Gold answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

NCI SEER Data: 2001-2007, all races, both sexes stage at diagnosis stage distribution 5-year relative survival (%) localized (confined to primary site) 61.5 regional (spread to regional lymphnodes) 27 distant (cancer has metastasized) 3.7 unknown (unstaged) 16.

Answered 11/27/2014


Dr. David Kwon answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oncology

Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates.

Answered 3/26/2013



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