Also known as gastric cancer, stomach cancer starts in the lining of the upper part of the stomach
The disease typically affects more men than women and is more common in people over the age of 50.
Like all cancers, the cause is excessive cell division and it has potential to spread to other parts of the body.
There are several different types of treatment for stomach cancer, depending on the exact type and stage. Targeted and immunotherapy treatments are new ways and highly effective ways of dealing with this disease but specialists at Hollywood Private Hospital also use chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
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