The stomach is the first stop in the digestive tract before food and drink passes onwards
into the intestines. It is a muscular bean-shaped sack about the size of a fist that is situated at the top of the abdo
men. The cells of the stomach lining secrete acidic gastric juices, which mix with ingested food.
Stomach cancer is one of the top four most common cancers worldwide and is a significant
problem in China. The estimated five-year survival rate for stomach cancer is less than 30 percent. If diagnose
d at an early stage, the chances of being successfully cured are greatly improved, which is why early detection is very important.
Beijing United Family Hospital’s UK gastroenterologist Dr Neil Galletly talks more ab
out the disease and discusses ways people can prevent stomach cancer to keep our stomachs healthy.
How to reduce your risk of stomach cancer?
Cancer prevention – for any cancer – is about taking action to reduce the risk of developi