How fast does stomach cancer progress?
Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years. If you know the symptoms it causes, you and your doctor may be able to spot it early, when it’s easiest to treat.
How do you know if stomach cancer has spread?
You might have any of the following symptoms if your cancer has spread to the liver:
- discomfort or pain on the right side of your tummy (abdomen)
- feeling sick.
- poor appetite and weight loss.
- a swollen tummy (called ascites)
- yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- itchy skin.
Where Does stomach cancer metastasize to?
Metastatic, or stage 4, stomach cancer has advanced and spread beyond the stomach and nearby lymph nodes to distant areas of the body. This type of cancer is most likely to spread to the liver or peritoneum, which is the membrane lining of the abdominal cavity.
How do you feel when you have stomach cancer?
Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel. Feeling full after eating only a small meal. Heartburn or indigestion. Nausea.
Does anyone survive stomach cancer?
Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 years) after they were diagnosed.
5-year relative survival rates for stomach cancer.
|SEER stage||5-year relative survival rate|
|All SEER stages combined||32%|
How long can you survive stomach cancer without treatment?
Of all those with stomach cancer, about:
- 42 out of 100 people (42%) will live for at least 1 year after diagnosis.
- 19 out of 100 people (19%) will live for at least 5 years after diagnosis.
- 15 out of every 100 people (15%) will live for at least 10 years after diagnosis.
Is stomach cancer curable if caught early?
Like all malignancies, stomach cancer is usually most treatable when it is found early, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
How long can someone live with stage 4 stomach cancer?
Around 20 out of 100 people (around 20%) with stage 4 stomach cancer will survive their cancer for 1 year or more after they are diagnosed. These statistics are for net survival.
How many stages of stomach cancer is there?
The results are combined to determine the stage of cancer for each person. There are 5 stages: stage 0 (zero) and stages I through IV (1 through 4). The stage provides a common way of describing the cancer, so doctors can work together to plan the best treatments.