What are the types of stomach cancer?

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Adenocarcinoma of the stomach: This starts in the gland cells in the stomach lining. Most people with stomach cancer have this type. 

Less common types of stomach cancer:

  • Lymphomas, for example, mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas. 
  • Soft tissue sarcomas, for example, gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs)
  • Gastro oesophageal junction cancer (GOJ): This develops where your food pipe (oesophagus) joins the stomach. GOJ can be treated like a stomach or an oesophageal cancer, depending on where the cancer is.
  • Neuro-endocrine tumours (NETS)
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

If you have one of these rarer types of stomach cancer, talk to your medical team. You can also call our Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700 or go to a Daffodil Centre. 
 

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