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Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Definition of stomach cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues lining the stomach. Also called gastric cancer. 
Estimated new cases and deaths from stomach cancer in the United States in 2012:

New cases: 21,320
Deaths: 10,540

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Stomach Cancer to learn about stomach cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

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