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Stomach cancer incidence has halved over past 30 years in Britain

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3281
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    The annual number of new cases each year of stomach cancer in Great Britain has fallen by nearly half over the past 30 years, new figures released by Cancer Research UK show.

    The incidence fell from about 14 000 in 1975 to 7485 in 2006 but remains higher among men, with almost two (1.8) men with the disease to every woman.

    The number of new cases in men nearly halved since 1980, when a peak of nearly 8300 was reached, to around 4800 cases in 2006. The number of cases in women fell by more …

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