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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best
Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Decreasing: Stomach cancer rates have been decreasing in the United States for many years. It is becoming less common, but is a very serious condition when it does occur.

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Do only old people get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
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No: The age peak for stomach cancer is in the older population. However, younger individuals can be a t risk, especially if there is a strong family history of cnacer of the GI tract. Any persistent problem should be investigated.
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How do you get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Many risks: Common causes and risk include high dietary use of salt-preserved and processed foods (as in japan), chronic infection with h. Pylori (stoamch ulcer causing bacteria), obesity, smoking, family history, pernicious anemia, and a hisory of gastric ulcers or gastric surgery.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations).

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