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Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer - What it is

Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. It begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of the stomach wall. The cancer can form an ulcer or a mass within the stomach and it can spread diffusely throughout the entire wall of the stomach. 

How common is Stomach Cancer?

Stomach cancer is is the 7th most common cancer in males in Singapore and the 9th most common cancer among females in Singapore. There is a decreasing trend in the incidence of this cancer. The incidence rates in Asia are among the highest in the world.

Age of Onset

Stomach cancer is commonly found in people aged between 50 and 70 years of age. It is more common in men.

Stomach Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Stomach Cancer - Post-surgery care

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