Overview And Message Of Hope
When someone finds out they have stomach cancer or that their stomach cancer has come back, it is very easy for them to feel shocked and helpless. At this point, they often need to decide what treatment to get next.
It is very important that the patient with stomach cancer and their main caregiver:
- Know all treatment options.
- Talk about these treatment options with their cancer care team.
- Learn and understand as much as they can.
- Partner with their doctor and cancer care team in making treatment decisions
Stomach Cancer Biomarkers is a community-organized campaign driven by Hope for Stomach Cancer with support from the medical community, patient advocates, and pharmaceutical organizations. The mission is to build awareness and educational content on stomach cancer biomarkers and lines of therapy to improve the standard of care for stomach cancer patients. Our vision is that this will lead to better practice, increased survivability, and quality of life.
You Are Not Alone!
In the United States, in 2023, it is estimated that 26,500 people will be newly diagnosed with gastric and gastroesophageal (G/GEJ) cancers. Over 60% of those will likely have advanced-stage disease.1
Worldwide in 2020, over 1 million people were newly diagnosed with G/GEJ cancers, making it the 5th most diagnosed cancer globally.2