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Around 7,800 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the UK each year. There are several different types of stomach cancer.
This information is about the most common type, adenocarcinoma of the stomach, which starts in the glandular cells of the stomach lining|. About 95% of stomach cancers (95 out of 100) in the UK are this type.
There are a number of rarer types of cancer that can affect the stomach. These include:
The tests and treatments for these rarer types of cancer are different from those for adenocarcinoma.
Content last reviewed: 1 June 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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