Cancer. It’s a word we hope we never hear. Yet the American Cancer Society predicts there will be 1,806,590 new cancer cases in 2020, and 606,520 cancer deaths.
One type of cancer we don’t hear as much about is stomach cancer—and that’s partly because the number of new cases in the United States has decreased by around 1.5% each year over the last 10 years, according to the American Cancer Society.
Still, they estimate that about 27,600 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it this year, and 11,010 people will die from it. It’s more common in less developed countries, and is still one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world, specifically in South America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Japan.