What is stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is cancer that forms in the tissues that line the stomach. The stomach is a hollow organ in the upper abdomen, just under the ribs. Its primary function is to receive food from the esophagus, digest it and turn it into liquid/semi-liquid and send it through the lower digestive tract.

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