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Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting cancer. People may also use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured of cancer. It is important to keep in mind, however, that statistics show what happens with large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. Because no two people are alike, you can't use statistics to know or predict what will happen to you. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.
Here are the 2016 statistics from the American Cancer Society about stomach cancer in the United States:
About 26,370 people will be told they have this cancer in 2016.
Men get stomach cancer more often than women do. In 2016, about 16,480 men will be told they have it. About 9,890 women will be told they have it.
About 10,730 people will die of this cancer in 2016. Of those, 6,540 will be men and 4,190 will be women.
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