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What is Stomach Cancer?

Description of the Disease

Stomach cancer is a malignant neoplasm that begins in the cells of the stomach lining. This type of cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and is a serious problem among people worldwide.


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Sarcoma


  • Pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing


The main causes of stomach cancer are Helicobacter pylori infection, consumption of large amounts of salty and smoked food, and genetic predisposition.


  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • CT scan
  • Biopsy


Treatment of stomach cancer includes surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.


Prevention of stomach cancer includes a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, avoiding smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption.


An oncologist or gastroenterologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.