Gastric Cancer: An Epidemiological OverviewZineb Benbrahim1*, Amine El Mekkaoui2, Nada Lahmidani3, Zahi Ismaili2 and Nawfel Mellas1
- Corresponding Author:
- Zineb Benbrahim
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Department of Medical Oncology
Hassan II University Hospital, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 18, 2016; Accepted Date: April 17, 2017; Published Date: April 24, 2017
Citation: Benbrahim Z, El Mekkaoui A, Lahmidani N, Ismaili Z, Mellas N (2017) Gastric Cancer: An Epidemiological Overview. Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 7:304. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000304
Copyright: © 2017 Benbrahim Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gastric cancer constitutes one of the leading causes of cancer incidence and mortality in the worldwide despite its decline over the past century. In this article we will first review descriptive epidemiology of gastric cancer. Next we will discuss its precursors and risk factors; the principal risk factors of stomach cancer are HP Infection, smoking, high salt intake and genetic factors. Finally we will discuss screening strategies and prevention of gastric cancer.