Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a cancer that starts in the stomach. To understand stomach cancer, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the stomach. Certain types of H. pylori have greater risks than others. Other common causes include eating pickled vegetables and smoking. About 10% of cases run in families and between 1% and 3% of cases are due to genetic syndromes inherited from a person's parents such as hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. Most cases of stomach cancers are gastric carcinomas.
Japan and South Korea, two countries that have high rates of disease, screen for stomach cancer. Surgery remains the only curative therapy for stomach cancer. The pathologic examination of the resected specimen shows incomplete resection or deep invasion by tumor, the patient would need a formal stomach resection.
The German Hospital Diagnosis Statistics were introduced in 1993 with the intention to serve as a database of health care decisions. This purpose requires a high-quality collection of epidemiologically relevant data. From 1993 to 1996 we analysed the datasets obtainable for subarachnoid haemorrhage which is coded with ICD 430