Epidemiology of gastric cancer and risk factors

Epidemiology of gastric cancer and risk factors

Authors

  • Ottavia Cavatorta Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Serena Scida Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Chiara Miraglia Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Alberto Barchi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Antonio Nouvenne Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gioacchino Leandro National Institute of Gastroenterology “S. De Bellis” Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Italy
  • Tiziana Meschi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gian Luigi de' Angelis Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Francesco Di Mario Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Keywords:

gastric cancer, diagnosis, risk factors, epidemiology

Abstract

Gastric cancer is, still nowadays, an important healthcare problem worldwide. In Italy, it represents the fifth tumour by frequency in both men and women over 70 years old. A crucial point is represented by the percentage of early gastric cancers usually found, which is actually very low, and it carries to a worse morbidity and mortality. The most important focus in this oncological disease, is to perform an effective detection of the most common precancerous lesion linked with this neoplasia, chronic atrophic gastritis, in order to avoid the future outcome of gastric cancer itself.

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Published

17-12-2018

How to Cite

1.
Cavatorta O, Scida S, Miraglia C, Barchi A, Nouvenne A, Leandro G, et al. Epidemiology of gastric cancer and risk factors. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];89(8-S):82-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7966