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Introduction
    Gastric cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the stomach.  This year, about 25,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of gastric cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."

Green Tea Does Not Provide Gastric Cancer Prevention - Green tea has been suggested that green tea has a protective effect against the development of stomach adenocarcinoma, the second leading cause of cancer death throughout the world; however, a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine did not confirm such preventive effects.

General

What You Need to Know about Gastric Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for patients and general public.

Gastric Cancer, What Is It? - General information from The Canadian H. Pylori Site. A detailed discussion of the different types of cancer is not included.

Stomach Cancer Fact Sheet - Use this fact sheet from OnHealth to find information on Stomach Cancer, including causes, symptoms and recommended treatments.

Health Watch: Stomach Cancer - How likely are you to develop cancer of the stomach? Answers to questions like this are answered and information about risk factors and possible causes is included. 

Understanding Cancer of the Stomach: Information on diagnosis, treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery - Information on stomach cancer on all aspects of stomach cancer including diagnosis and treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery

Basic General Information on Stomach Cancer - Medical Online provides basic and easy to understand information on the topic.

 

Diagnosis


What is the Symptoms of Stomach Cancer? - The symptoms of stomach cancer are usually not specific and mild in early stage, which makes many patients ignore them.

Staging System for Stomach Cancer - The stage of gastric is the most important prognostic factor, understand the most commonly used TNM staging system from AJCC.

Screening for Stomach Cancer - Gastric cancer is the seventh most frequent cause of cancer death in the United States. The best way to treat the deadly disease is to catch it early. Learn the screening information from this NCI article.

Stomach Cancer Risk Among Black and White Men and Women - A medical abstract discusses the role of occupation and cigarette smoking on developing stomach cancer. 

Endoscopic Ultrasound - Medicine Net provides information about one of the most useful tool for diagnosis and staging of stomach carcinoma.

Treatment

How is Stomach Cancer Treated - National Cancer Institute Stomach Cancer Treatment Summary for Patients and General Public.

NCI Patient Treatment Information - Detailed and easy to understand information in lay language from the NCI for patients.

NCI Professional Treatment Information - Very detailed information on the treatment of gastric cancer from the NCI, for physicians.

Gastrectomy: Removal of All or Part of the Stomach - Learn about the surgery for stomach cancer, what to expect, risk factors, possible complications and post-op care. Find a glossary of related medical terms.

Side Effect of Stomach Cancer Treatment - The treatment of stomach cancer is usually aggressive, and the side effects are also extensive. It is important to understand them and get prepared before it hit the patient.
 
Support 

Gastric Cancer Trials - List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area. 

Stomach Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, not for stomach cancer alone.

Stomach Cancer Story - This is a present to patients with stomach cancer built by Robert Mufson, a stomach cancer patient, to help everyone with stomach cancer

 
Other

Anatomy of the Stomach  - Stomach is a muscular tube that begins at the end of the esophagus and ends at the small intestine. Understand the structure of stomach.  

The Helicobacter Foundation - The foundation dedicated to providing you with the latest information about Helicobacter pylori, its diagnosis, treatment and clinical correlations.

About - Stomach Cancer Guide  - provides general information, resources, and support to patients, families, and friends from About.com.

 

 

 
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