How does the incidence of gastric cancer vary by sex?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Elwyn C Cabebe, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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In the United States, gastric cancer affects slightly more men than women; the American Cancer Society estimated that in 2018, 16,520 new cases would be diagnosed in men and 9,720 in women. [10]  Worldwide, however, gastric cancer rates are about twice as high in men as in women. [5]


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