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Causes - Stomach cancer

Anyone can get stomach cancer.

It's not always clear what causes it, but you might be more likely to get stomach cancer if you:

Stomach cancer can also be linked to your lifestyle. You may be more likely to get it if you:

You cannot always prevent stomach cancer. But because many stomach cancers are linked to lifestyle, making healthy changes can lower your chances of getting it.

Information:

It is important to get any symptoms of stomach cancer checked by a GP.

Even if you do not think you fit into any of the groups with a higher chance of getting it. Anyone can get stomach cancer.

Page last reviewed: 21 October 2019
Next review due: 21 October 2022