Stomach Cancer Survival Rate and Prognosis

Stomach Cancer Survival Rate And Prognosis
25 Nov 2022
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Stomach Cancer Survival Rate and Prognosis

    Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, usually begins in the inner lining of the stomach. It is a type of cancer where cancer cells grow out of control. Survival rates can tell you what percentage of persons with the same type and stage of cancer are still living (typically five years) after being diagnosed. The term "prognosis" refers to an individualized evaluation of what to anticipate if you have stomach cancer. Hence, it is essential to determine the survival rate and prognosis of cancer.  


    Keep reading to learn more about stomach cancer survival rate and prognosis. 


    Survival Rate Of Stomach Cancer


    Survival rates are estimated for all persons with stomach cancer, regardless of age, general health, or type and stage of cancer. In India, the gastric cancer incidence is less overall than the worldwide incidence. According to the Epidermiological review of gastric cancer in India, the incidence of gastric cancer is greater than 9.1 in males and greater than 3.6 in females. The five-year survival rate of stomach cancer is 20%. A relative survival rate compares persons with the same stage and type of cancer to the general population. Survival rates are classified as follows:


    Overall: The percentage of all people with your type of cancer, regardless of age, gender, or cancer type and stage. Stomach cancer has an overall five-year survival rate of 20%.


    Localized: The percentage of people with cancer has spread to the stomach outside or that has not progressed beyond the primary tumor (stage 1). The five-year survival rate for stomach cancer in the localized stage is 70%.


    Regional: The percentage of people whose cancer has progressed beyond the stomach lining to surrounding tissues and lymph nodes (stages 2 and 3). For regional-stage stomach cancer, the five-year survival rate is 32%.


    Distant: The percentage of people whose cancer has progressed to nearby or distant organs (stage 4 metastatic stomach cancer). The five-year survival rate for stomach cancer at a distant stage is 6%.


    Stomach Cancer Prognosis

    prognosis  (outlook) is based on some individual factors that may raise or lower your chances of surviving. The prognosis for stomach cancer depends on various factors, which includes:


    Age: Younger people usually experience better outcomes than older people, although this is not always. Some uncommon hereditary stomach cancers can be quite aggressive in young patients. 


    Performance Status (PS): The performance status is an estimate of your capacity to complete various daily activities without the assistance of others. PS is scored from 0 to 100, with higher ratings corresponding to better outcomes.

    Response To Treatment: This is evaluated continuously using blood and imaging tests that determine how well you tolerate the treatment and how successful the treatment is at preventing, controlling, or curing cancer.


    Type Of Stomach Cancer: Adenocarcinoma is the most prevalent type of stomach cancer, accounting for around 95% of cases. However, some other types and subtypes of stomach cancer might vary in aggression level.


    Stage Of Stomach Cancer: This is a tumor classification based on size, location, and the extent of metastasis (spread) to other organs. The staging, which includes stages 1 to 4, aids in choosing the best course of treatment.


    Grade Of Stomach Cancer: This is a measure of a tumor's aggressiveness based on how normal or abnormal the cells appear under the microscope in terms of morphology (shape) and clustering (grouping).




    Stomach cancer mostly affects older people and is more prone in men than women. Age, obesity, family history, diet, Helicobacter pylori infection, and some genetic disorders may be important risk factors for stomach cancer. Even though stomach cancer is not preventable, it can be treated if detected early. Let's join together to improve the survival rate by creating awareness about the importance of detecting and treating stomach cancer.


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    Hemamalini. RContent Writer
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