Encore: Understanding the full impact of stomach cancer

November 15, 2016
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Gastric cancers, meaning those that originate in the stomach, esophagus or the junctions of these two organs, account for 37,600 cancer diagnoses in the United States each year. Until the 1930s, this diagnosis was actually the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and today it is still estimated to be the 4th most common type of cancer worldwide. However, there is still much to be learned about stomach cancer and how it impacts patients, their caregivers and loved ones. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by three guests who will explain all stages of stomach cancer—from diagnosis, to treatment, survivorship, awareness and beyond.