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Stomach Cancer


Stomach cancer, a.k.a gastric cancer, is an unusual growth of cells in the stomach, and it can affect any part of the stomach. In most cases, this cancer forms in the middle part of the stomach.

The location of the cancer is one of the factors to determine treatment options, which usually includes surgery to remove the stomach cancer. The health providers may recommend other treatments before and after surgery.


Symptoms of stomach cancer may involve:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Bloated feeling after eating
  • Feeling stuffed even on eating small quantities of food
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Vomiting


The primary treatments for stomach cancer are:

  • Surgery 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Targeted Drug Therapy
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Radiation Therapy 

Often the best approach uses two or more types of treatment. Treatment options depend on many determinants. The location and the cancer stage are essential in choosing the treatment plan, and other factors include age, overall health, and personal preferences.

Fact sheet

Frequency: In India, stomach cancer occurs in 6 per 1,00,000 population. 

PGC resolution: Promote healthy lifestyles to help citizens to prevent stomach cancer. Spread awareness and endeavour to find more answers and spread more awareness among the people. Provide support and the latest cancer information for those who have been diagnosed with stomach cancer.