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Gastric cancer awareness month

November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month. Gastric cancer is also known as stomach cancer. 

The risk of developing stomach cancer increases as we get older. It is more common in men than in women. 

Here you can find more about the symptoms of stomach (gastric) cancer and where you can get more support.

Signs and symptoms of gastric cancer

"The GPs didn’t really know what was wrong. They went through my family history and my father had had stomach ulcers, so that what they thought it was." - Elaine

Learn more about stomach (gastric) cancer

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Information on our website

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Translations and other formats

Other resources

Support for people affected by gastric cancer

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Call the Macmillan Support Line

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Find a support group

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Online community

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Cancer and cost of living advice

How you can help this Gastric Cancer Awareness Month

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Share your story

Have you been affected by cancer? Share your story with us to help people going through the same thing.

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Campaign with us

Be part of a movement of tens of thousands of people across the UK, who are campaigning for better support for people living with cancer.

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Fundraise for Macmillan

With tons of fundraising events and ideas, as well as supporting you every step of the way, join Team Macmillan to raise money for people affected by cancer.