Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “STOMACH HAVEN to remember about the Risk Factors For Gastric Cancer

Smoking: Smoking is a known risk factor for gastric cancer.

Type A Blood: Individuals with blood type A are at a slightly higher risk.

Obesity: Excess body weight increases the risk of gastric cancer.

Male Gender: Men are more prone to developing gastric cancer.

Atrophic Gastritis: Chronic inflammation in the stomach lining is a significant risk factor.

Cured or Pickled Foods: Consumption of preserved or pickled foods can contribute to the risk.

H. pylori Infection: Infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria is a well-established risk factor.

Age: Risk increases with age, particularly after 50 years.

Very Salty Diet: High salt intake can elevate the risk of gastric cancer.

Exposure to Nitrates: Occupational exposure to nitrates in industries can be a risk factor.

Nitrates in Foods: Consumption of foods high in nitrates may also increase risk.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department