Find out about the possible symptoms of stomach (gastric) cancer and when to see your doctor.

Causes and risks of stomach cancer

Lifestyle factors are linked to 3 out of 4 stomach cancers. It is the 16th most common cancer in the UK. 

Types and grades

The type of stomach cancer you have depends on the type of cell it starts in and the grade how fast growing it is. Find out more.


The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and how far it’s spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.


Find out about survival for stomach cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about the tests that you have as well as how to get the most out of seeing your GP, when you should see a specialist and screening.


Your treatment depends on where in the stomach your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. 

Advanced cancer

Find out where stomach cancer can spread and about how treatment can control your symptoms.

Living with stomach cancer

Get support to cope during and after stomach cancer treatment, including diet tips to help you eat well.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research for stomach cancer, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jun 2016

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