Case of the Month: April 2013, Page 6

Discussion of Gastric Cancer

  • Most common cause of death from cancer worldwide, though only the fourth-most  incident.
  • Typically late detection leads to five-year survival rate of only 20-30%
  • Most commonly presents with persistent abdominal pain and early satiety
  • 50% are metastatic at time of diagnosis
  • 70% of worldwide cases occur in Eastern Asia
  • Twice as common in men as in women

For full-size image, click Transabdominal US 9 .

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