Stomach Cancer

The American Cancer Society predicted that in 2015, 16,980 new cases of esophageal cancer and 24,590 new cases of stomach cancer would be diagnosed in the United States.

  • Risk factors vary for each site and may include age, gender, family history, diet, activity level, alcohol consumption and tobacco use. Talk to your doctor about understanding your risk factors.
  • Screening is not generally recommended for these types of cancers. However, individuals with a history of Barrett’s esophagus may have endoscopic exams with biopsies for screening.