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Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the stomach. It's not very common in the UK.

Stomach cancer symptoms can be hard to spot. They can include heartburn, loss of appetite or losing weight, problems swallowing and indigestion.

Anyone can get stomach cancer. People over 50, men or those with certain conditions may be more likely to get it. It’s also often linked to lifestyle.

Stomach cancer is not always preventable. But healthy lifestyle changes like not smoking and losing weight can reduce your chances of getting it.

Your treatment for stomach cancer depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or treatment with targeted medicines.

Read more on the NHS website.

Stomach cancer symptoms can be hard to spot. They can include heartburn, loss of appetite or losing weight, problems swallowing and indigestion.

Main symptoms of stomach cancer

There are many possible symptoms of stomach cancer, but they might be hard to spot.

They can affect your digestion, such as:

Other symptoms include:

Read more on the NHS website.

Your treatment for stomach cancer depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or treatment with targeted medicines.

Medical treatments

Stomach cancer is often treatable, but if can be difficult to treat.

The treatment will depend on:

  • the type and size of the stomach cancer you have
  • where it is
  • if it has spread
  • your general health

It usually includes surgery and chemotherapy. It may also include radiotherapy, and treatment with targeted medicines.

The specialist care team looking after you will:

  • explain the treatments, benefits and side effects
  • work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for you
  • help you manage any side effects, including changes to your diet
  • help and support you during you recover

Read more on the NHS website.

Stomach cancer is not always preventable. But healthy lifestyle changes like not smoking and losing weight can reduce your chances of getting it.

Read more on the NHS website.

Anyone can get stomach cancer. People over 50, men or those with certain conditions may be more likely to get it. It’s also often linked to lifestyle.

Read more on the NHS website.