There are different types of stomach cancer. Knowing the type of stomach cancer you have helps your cancer doctor plan your treatment.

Knowing the type of stomach cancer you have helps your cancer doctor plan your treatment.

Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer. More than 9 in 10 stomach cancers (95%) are adenocarcinoma. Adenocarcinoma starts in the glandular cells of the stomach lining. Our information about stomach cancer is about adenocarcinoma.

Less common cancers that can start in the stomach include:

The tests and treatments for these types of stomach cancer are different from the ones for adenocarcinoma.