Types of stomach cancer
Around 7,300 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the UK each year. There are different types but this section is about adenocarcinoma, which is the most common type and accounts for 95% of all stomach cancers.
Adenocarcinoma starts in the glandular cells of the stomach lining.
Less common cancers that can start in the stomach include:
soft tissue sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs)
lymphomas, such as mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas
The tests and treatments for these cancers are different from the ones covered in this section.