Main risk factors for stomach cancer
A few main risk factors account for most stomach and oesophagus cancers that occur in the general population, new research suggests. Although numerous reports have identified risk factors for these diseases, no study has comprehensively examined their contributions to the cancer burden in the general population.
The rapid rise in the rate of new cases of stomach and oesophagus cancers that has occurred appears to result from increases in the prevalence of several risk factors that people are capable of changing, Efforts to reduce the prevalence of being overweight, having gastroesophageal reflux, and smoking and to improve diet could reverse this troubling cancer trend.
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