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Gastric Cancer

Stages of Gastric Cancer

Staging refers to the method of assessing the progress of the cancer. The stages of stomach cancer run from 0 to 4, which 4 being the most severe. 
  • Stage 0: The cancer has just begun to affect the stomach’s inner lining. Patients diagnosed with stage 0 stomach cancer have a greater than 90 percent survival rate. 
  • Stage I: These tumors have started penetrating toward the outer layer of the stomach, and nearby lymph nodes may be involved. Those diagnosed with stage I stomach cancer have between a 50 and 80 percent survival rate. 
  • Stage II: In this stage, the stomach cancer has progressed through tissue layers of the stomach. There is a 30 to 40 percent survival rate with this stage. 
  • Stage III: This stage of cancer has penetrated all tissue layers of the stomach, and distant lymph nodes may be involved. There is only a 10 to 20 percent survival rate associated with this stage of stomach cancer. 
  • Stage IV: At this stage, the stomach cancer has affected nearby organs and tissues, and may have metastasized throughout the body. Stage IV stomach cancer has a survival rate of less than 5 percent. 

Locations for Gastric Cancer