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Gastric cancer (cancer of the stomach) is most often found in people over age 55. Statistics have shown that men are more susceptible than women, and black more than whites. In India, approximately 24,000 new cases of gastric cancer are diagnosed each year and about 700,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide.
Medindia’s support group hosts additional information on this form of cancer, its prognosis and treatment options.
Similar to what is seen in the west, India has also seen a steep rise in the Gastro-esophageal junction tumors. These tend to be very aggressive and need some technically sound surgical technique.due to their sheer location These tumors usually require removal of a part of the food pipe and stomach. They also have a tendency to spread to the neighboring tissues requiring post-operative chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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