Highly skilled medical professionals at Beaumont use the latest technological advances to diagnosis stomach cancer and deliver the best care for each patient. The staff at Beaumont offers counseling, diagnosis and exceptional care to patients with stomach cancer and their families.
Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer that starts in any part of the stomach. The stomach is just one of many organs located in the abdomen, the area of the body between the chest and the pelvis. Among other organs found in the abdomen are the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and colon. It is important to differentiate among these organs, because cancers and other diseases that affect them present different symptoms and are treated differently.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 24,590 Americans will be newly diagnosed with stomach cancer during 2015, and 10,720 deaths are expected.
What causes stomach cancer?
The exact cause of stomach cancer is not known, although there are many risk factors believed to contribute to cells in the stomach becoming cancerous.