Who is more likely to get stomach cancer

Anyone can get stomach cancer. It's not always clear what causes it.

You might be more likely to get it if you:

Many stomach cancers are also linked to lifestyle.

How to reduce your risk of getting stomach cancer

You cannot always prevent stomach cancer. But making healthy changes can lower your chances of getting it.



It is important to get any symptoms of stomach cancer checked by a GP.

Even if you do not think you fit into any of the groups with a higher chance of getting it. Anyone can get stomach cancer.

Page last reviewed: 13 July 2020
Next review due: 21 October 2022