Although once a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, stomach cancer is now less common. Many suspect the decline is linked to more use of refrigeration for food storage and less use of salted and smoked foods. Some doctors believe using antibiotics to treat infections in children also may be contributing to decline. These drugs can kill the bacteria Heliobacter pylori that may be a major cause of stomach cancer.
With that said, it is estimated that about 22,000 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Most people diagnosed with stomach cancer are in their 60's or 70's.
At the John Stoddard Cancer Center, we understand stomach cancer and will be here for you through every step of the battle. Using our extensive experience dealing with every stage of stomach cancer, our cutting-edge treatments, and vast resources, we will do everything we can to help.
Read on to find out more about stomach cancer and what we have to offer. You'll see that from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, you can count on us to provide quality, comprehensive care. Together, we can design the best possible treatment plan for you. And, know that, along with hundreds of other cancer centers nationwide, we will continue our research to help find a cure for this disease.