Understanding stomach cancer

Find out more about stomach cancer. This section is about the most common type of stomach cancer – adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • The stomach

    The stomach stores food and breaks it down so our bodies can absorb the nutrients we need for energy.

  • The lymphatic system

    The lymphatic system protects the body from infection and includes lymph nodes (glands). There are lymph nodes near the stomach.

  • Types of stomach cancer

    The most common type of stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma. We also have information on less common cancers of the stomach.

  • Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer

    Early symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to common stomach conditions. It’s important to have them checked.

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What is cancer?

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos