Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gastric Carcinoma Incidence

Facts about gastric carcinoma:

  • Stomach cancers are the third most common form of gastrointestinal cancer in the United States.
  • There are about 22,000 new cases of gastric cancer each year in the U.S.
  • Roughly 14,000 die from gastric cancer each year.
  • Cancer of the stomach is rare in those under 20 years of age
  • Gastric cancer is most common in men over 50.
  • Gastric cancer is twice as common in males

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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