Which systems are affected by stomach cancer?

Liver, and lungs. Apart from stomach, gastric cancer usually spreads to the lymph nodes around the stomach, to the covering around the intestine (peritoneum), to the liver and sometimes to lungs and bones also. In women, it may spread to the ovaries.
Can be many. In addition to the stomach, depending on where the location is, the distal esophagus may be involved or adjacent organs, such as the liver, diaphragm, pancreas, spleen, and colon (or its mesentery) are frequently involved by direct extension. It can also spread through the lymphatic system to distan nodes, via the bloodstream to the liver, and through the stomach to the peritoneum.

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Hi. My father has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, 1/3 of stomach has been affected. What stage it is and how long I can expect he will be alive?

Can tell. With out more info re: lymph node status, local spread and metastasis. You need to see a gastroenterologist and oncologist ASAP. EVERY PATIENT IS DIFFERENT so no one can put a time table on one's life. Read more...

Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Be hopeful and seek. Seek treatment as some cancers can respond to treatment quite well and the medicines(Chemotherapy) can extend life for months to occasionally for years. Find a good medical oncologist and seek his/her advice. Let us know where(/city) do you reside? Read more...

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease. Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. Read more...
Multiple things. A malignancy of the stomach and it could be from any of the cells acting up. Read more...

What causes stomach cancer?

Many risk factors. Risk factors include- h. Pylori infection (a stomach bacteria responsible for ulcers), high intake of smoked or salted foods, obseity, family history of certain inherited cancers, men > 55 years, black, hispanic or asian ethnicity, excessive smoking and alcohol use, prior gastric surgery. Read more...
Several risk factors. Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. Read more...