At what disease stage is gastric cancer usually diagnosed?

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, about 25% of stomach cancer patients present with localized disease, 31% present with regional disease, and 32% present with distant metastatic disease; the remainder of cases surveyed were listed as unstaged. [3]


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