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Stomach Cancer is More Common in Men

Updated: May 9, 2023

General Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Bedirli pointed out that 95% of stomach cancer cases are adeno cancer cases that develop in the gastric mucosa. Prof. Dr. Bedirli said that the upper part of the stomach is 30%, the middle part of the stomach is 30%, and the lower part of the stomach is 40% as the location of the cancer.

Bedirli says: 'According to the data of the National Cancer Institutes, 760 thousand people are diagnosed with stomach cancer annually. Stomach cancer is most common in Far East countries such as Japan, Korea, South America, Eastern Europe and Middle East countries.

Prof. Dr. Bedirli, stomach cancer is common in Turkey. He said that every year, an average of 20 thousand people are diagnosed with stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is 2 times more common in men than women. It is also more common in people over 55 years old than younger people. As a result of diet and nutritional habits, there has been a decrease in lower stomach cancers and an increase in upper stomach cancers over the years. Prof. Dr. Bedirli, reflux. He pointed out that the spread of his disease played a serious role in this change.


Speaking about the causes of stomach cancer, Prof. Dr. Bedirli said that this type of cancer. He said the reasons were not clear. As far as we know, certain conditions increase the incidence of gastric cancer.

Bedirli said the following on this subject: 'Salt. And a diet rich in nitrates, poor in vitamins A and C, and foods prepared by methods such as salting and smoking can trigger stomach cancer. With this. Together, the consumption of fruits and vegetables and eating plenty of fibrous foods also protect against cancer. Pernicious anemia with vitamin B12 deficiency, atrophic gastritis and intestinal polyps are also important risk factors for gastric cancer. Some hereditary diseases, having type A blood, working in coal and rubber sectors, smoking, HP infection positivity and obesity are risk factors for stomach cancer.

Stomach Cancer is More Common in Men ⎮ Abdulkadir Bedirli

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