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Stomach Cancer

  • Posted: 10/15/2009

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About This Booklet

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 09-1554) is about cancer of the stomach. Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer.

In 2013, more than 13,000 men and 8,000 women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer in the United States. Most will be over 70 years old.

This booklet tells about diagnosis, treatment, nutrition, supportive care, and follow-up care. It also describes how to take part in research studies. Learning about medical care for stomach cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.

This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes. You may also want to have a family member or friend go with you when you talk with the doctor — to take notes, ask questions, or just listen.

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