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RC280.S8 - Stomach (Gastric) Cancers
- RC280.S8.K70.1 - Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
Andrew H. Ko, MD
- Stomach cancers are classified according to their tissue type. Overwhelmingly, the most common type of stomach cancers are gastric adenocarcinomas, which arise from the glandular tissue lining the stomach. Occurring much more rarely are gastric lymphomas also referred to as MALTomas or mucosal associated lymphoid tissue tumors, carcinoids, and sarcomas. The ability to distinguish between these types of cancers is a critical one, as the specific treatment for each may differ significantly
First appeared 2003-02-17; updated 2008-03-19
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