Stomach Cancer Statistics
Did you know…
…that stomach cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer and the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide, with an estimated number of 723,000 deaths annually?
…that about 24,590 new cases of stomach cancer were estimated to be diagnosed in the United States alone for the year 2015?
…that over 10,000 Americans were estimated to die from stomach cancer in 2015?
…that 1-3% of stomach cancers are related to inherited cancer syndromes?
…that Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) is an inherited cancer syndrome that leads to an increased risk for diffuse gastric cancer (56-70% risk by age 80) and lobular breast cancer (42% risk for women by age 80)?
…that the 5-year survival rate for Stage IV stomach cancer patients is only 4% and the overall 5-year survival rate is 29.3%?
…that approximately 1 in 111 men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer in their lifetime?
…that the National Cancer Institute invested only $11.2 million to fund stomach cancer research in 2013, while it is estimated that $1.8 billion will be spent on the care of stomach cancer patients in the United States in 2014?
…that only 0.23% of the National Cancer Institute’s 2013 budget was dedicated to stomach cancer?
…that stomach cancer received the least amount of NCI research dollars in 2013 when compared to research for other types of cancer?
Learn more about stomach cancer and know your risks.
- 1.) American Cancer Society
- 2.) National Cancer Institute: SEER Stat Fact Sheets
- 3.) National Cancer Institute: A Snapshot of Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
- 4.) National Cancer Institute: Fiscal Year 2013 Fact Book
- 5.) Fitzgerald RC, Hardwick R, Huntsman D, Carneiro F, Guilford P, et al. Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer: updated consensus guidelines for clinical management and directions for future research. J Med Genet. 2010;47:436-44.