What is Gastric Cancer?
Gastric cancer, which includes cancer of the gastroesophageal junction (GeJ), is the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer and 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.
Each year in the U.S., an estimated 13,000 men and 8,000 women are diagnosed with stomach cancer. Most are over 70 years old.
It is estimated that over 10,000 people die from gastric cancer each year.
More than 64,000 Americans are currently living with gastric cancer.
An estimated 989,000 new cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed each year worldwide.
Gastric Cancer, also known as stomach cancer, forms in the tissues lining the stomach.