Your answers on cancer: What to know about stomach cancer? | Health, Medicine and Fitness
Stomach cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In the United States, more than 20,000 patients are diagnosed each year.
Stomach cancer incidence rates are higher in people from South America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. There are several risk factors for stomach cancer that have been recognized – environmental and family history being the two main risk factors.
Environmental risk factors include Helicobacter pylori infection, a diet high in salt and salt-preserved foods, such as deli meats, fish, and salty vegetables, obesity, and smoking.