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What is the mortality rate for gastrointestinal (GI) or stomach cancer?

Dr. Jill K. Onesti, MD
Surgical Oncologist

Gastrointestinal (GI) or stomach cancer may be very aggressive. Survival rates depend on how healthy you were prior to therapy, and how advanced the cancer was at of the time of discovery. If stomach cancer is diagnosed early, survival rates may be as high as 75% of people surviving five years after diagnosis. If the cancer has already spread to other parts of your body, then it cannot be cured. That said, there are still several options and therapies available to allow you to live better and longer. It is important to discuss your goals and your concerns with your doctor.

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