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Stomach cancer

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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.

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

Page last reviewed: 20/10/2019
Next review due: 21/10/2022