Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer and is a type of upper gastrointestinal cancer.

Stomach cancer is a rare cancer which affects more men than women. It can occur at any age but is more common in people over the age of 65 years.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with stomach cancer may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.