- 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.
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.