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10

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

1 Stomach cancer basics

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• The stomach turns eaten food into a liquid.

• The wall of the stomach has four layers.

• Stomach cancer often starts in cells that line

the inside of the stomach wall and make

mucus.

• Cancer cells form a tumor since they don’t

grow and die as normal cells do.

• Cancer cells can spread to other body parts

through lymph or blood.