In order to deal properly with stomach cancer we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow stomach cancer to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind stomach cancer consists of three steps:
|Cigarette Smoke Damage||90%||Confirm|
|Helicobacter Pylori Infection||62%||Possible|
Have you suffered from Stomach Cancer?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Yes but now resolved for over 5 years
→ Yes but now resolved for under 5 years
→ Current problem but containable
→ Current problem and aggressive/spreading
About 20% of the mortality from stomach cancer is attributable to smoking. There is approximately a 50% increase in the risk of stomach cancer in smokers compared to never-smokers.
Helicobacter Pylori infection leads to a significantly increased risk of stomach cancer. About 550,000 new cases of stomach cancer each year are attributable to Helicobacter pylori, the same bacterium that causes ulcers.