The diagnosis and management of gastric cancer

  title={The diagnosis and management of gastric cancer},
  author={S. Thrumurthy and M. A. Chaudry and D. Hochhauser and M. Mughal},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • S. Thrumurthy, M. A. Chaudry, +1 author M. Mughal
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • #### Summary points Age standardised mortality rates for gastric cancer are 14.3 per 100 000 in men and 6.9 per 100 000 in women worldwide.1 Incidence shows clear regional and sex variations—rates are highest in eastern Asia, eastern Europe, and South America and lowest in northern and southern Africa.1 Early diagnosis is crucial because of the possibility of early metastasis to the liver, pancreas, omentum, oesophagus, bile ducts, and regional and distant lymph nodes.2 Using evidence from… CONTINUE READING
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