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Stomach Cancer Prevention

Prevention

The rate of stomach cancer has declined over the past 60 years due in large part to dietary factors. The change from salting and pickling foods to refrigerating foods for preservation is thought to have played a large role in this decrease.

Prevention includes:

  • Avoid diets high in salted, pickled, and smoked foods.
  • Eat at least five servings of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods a day.
  • Limit red meat intake.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Don’t use tobacco.
  • Research is underway to determine if treating Helicobacter pylori infections lessens the risk of stomach cancer.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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