Do doctors see a lot of patients with stomach cancer?

Less nowadays. In the US, the number of new cases has decreased to about 21, 000 cases every year. Worldwide though the number of cases is much higher especially in third world countries and the far east.
It's not common. Stomach cancer is one of the less common forms of cancer--so most doctors don't see many cases unless they specialize in GI cancers.

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Had upper Endo, found lots 3-6mm Gastric Fundic Polyps, were benign, do they need to be monitored? Doc said no, grandpa died stomach cancer, concerned

If these polyps. Were benign, they are not precancerous. Stomach cancer do not necessarily run in families. If you have no other risk factors, such as H. pylori infection, alcohol, or tobacco, your risk is probably baseline. Ask your gi specialist for specific recommendation regarding further monitoring. But your risk of developing malignancy in another organ is probably higher.

I don't know how far along it is. Generally what is the mortality rate for patients with stomach cancer?

NCI data. The 5-year survival rates by stage for stomach cancer treated with surgery are as follows*: stage ia 71% stage ib 57% stage iia 46% stage iib 33% stage iiia 20% stage iiib 14% stage iiic 9% stage iv 4% *the survival rates above come from the national cancer institute’s seer database.

How do doctors treat stomach cancer?

Surgery. Normally it is treated with surgery to remove parts or the whole stomach. Certain patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiation along with their surgery.

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated.

Am Cancer Society. First of all, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You can find survival statistics at the american cancer society website for a variety if cancers. Remember however that you are not a statistic. That doesn't mean you should ignore stats, just remember there is always hope. Also remember that quality is usually better than quantity in terms of life expectancy. God bless you and good luck.

 how will my doctor know if I have stomach cancer?

A tough diagnosis. The diagnosis of stomach cancer is a tough one because there are no specific symptoms to point directly to the stomach as the source. There are no early symptoms, but some non-specific ones would be nausea, weight loss, blood in stool, abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, and loss of appetite. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor and a stomach biopsy may be needed.
Many ways. Stomach, or gastric, cancer may be detected by several tests such as barium swallow, ct scan, mri, or endoscopy. A biopsy of any discovered mass is required though to confirm the diagnosis.