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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.


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