James Lin, M.D., gastroenterologist
Stomach cancer detection
Screening involves looking for cancer before you have symptoms and increases your chances of catching it at an early stage, when it is more likely to be treated and cured. In the United States, low rates of stomach cancer mean there is no practical reason for early screening but studies in other countries like Japan — where this type of cancer is more common — show that screening programs in high-risk groups successfully find disease when it is more treatable. Screening is most appropriate in groups of people known to have a high risk of stomach cancer.
City of Hope physicians are committed to finding and treating stomach cancer in its earliest stages. If you are concerned about persistent and troubling gastrointestinal symptoms — or you have a family history or genetic risk of stomach cancer — you may require a consultation.