Stomach-

Stomach is a large , hollow organ that secretes enzymes and acid to help in digestion of food.It is part of the digestive system which helps in breakdown of food , absorption of nutrients and removal of waste from the body

Stomach cancer-

Most of the stomach (gastric) cancers start in the cells that line the inside of the stomach.These are called adenocarcinomas.Almost all stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas.

Risk factors for gastric cancer-

MODIFIABLE

Helicobacter pylori

Tobacco smoking

Obesity

High salt diet

Low fruit or vegetable diet

NONMODIFIABLE

ethnicity(easr asian or pacific islander)

male gender

age (>45yrs)

family history

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