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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month: Mumbai doctors on why you need to take this 'silent menace' seriously even if it has a low incidence rate

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Updated on: 30 November,2023 10:30 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

Stomach cancer may often be overlooked say city cancer specialists. However, its elusive and asymptomatic nature in the initial stages needs to be a message to people to take up regular screenings and adopt a healthy lifestyle

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month: Mumbai doctors on why you need to take this 'silent menace' seriously even if it has a low incidence rate

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Key Highlights

  1. While the incidence of stomach cancer is low, experts say people shouldn’t take it lightly
  2. Stomach cancer starts in the cells lining the stomach and might progress unnoticed
  3. Smoking and excessive alcohol intake have been closely linked to this disease

Cancer has become a part and parcel of our lives. Every other day we hear somebody being diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, liver or pancreas. While the incidence of stomach cancer is low, Mumbai experts believe people shouldn’t take it lightly especially because it can be lurking in common stomach problems, and you may not even know. 

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