Which environmental factors implicated in the development of gastric cancer?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Elwyn C Cabebe, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Gastric cancer may often be multifactorial, involving both inherited predisposition and environmental factors. [13] Environmental factors implicated in the development of gastric cancer include the following:

  • Diet
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Previous gastric surgery
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Adenomatous polyps
  • Chronic atrophic gastritis
  • Radiation exposure

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