According the American Cancer Society, approximately 13,020 men and 8,300 women over 20 years old will be diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2012. Two-thirds of those diagnosed with the disease are over the age of 65.
Gastric cancer is typically treated with surgery, but some cases are treated only with radiation and chemotherapy. Recently, a randomized trial showed that adding radiation and chemotherapy after surgery improved the survival time.
Learn more about: Radiation Therapy for Gastric Cancer.